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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

 

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

 

Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Expand your poetry section with the works of one of America's leading literary greats — reissued on CD. Listen to the poems as they were meant to be heard — from the poet herself.

Synopsis:

She was born Marguerite, but her brother Bailey nicknamed her Maya ('mine'). As children, Maya and Bailey were sent to live with their grandmother is Stamps, Arkansas. Their early world revolved around this remarkable woman and the store she ran for the black community. Amidst the joys of Maya's childhood, the awful, unfathomable mystery of prejudice intruded. Then violence too, intruded upon Maya's world, when a visit to her mother ended in tragedy-rape. Thereafter, Maya refused to speak, except to the person closest to her, Bailey.

Synopsis:

2 CDs / 3 hours

Read by the Author, Maya Angelou

Also available on cassette

Superbly told--with the poet's gift for language and observation, and charged with the unforgettable emotion of remembered anguish and love--this remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are unaware of.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679451730
Read:
Angelou, Maya
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Author:
Maya Angelou, read by the author
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
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General
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cultural heritage
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Literary
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People of Color
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American
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United states
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American - General
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Entertainers
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African American women authors - 20th century
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Entertainers -- United States.
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General Poetry
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Biography-Literary
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
autobiography;memoir;biography;non-fiction;fiction;african american;women;racism;literature;poetry;rape;classics;20th century;coming of age;race;classic;arkansas;maya angelou;civil rights;feminism;american;african americans;childhood;abuse;usa;american li
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Three CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.09x5.69x1.00 in. .44 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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Product details pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780679451730 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Expand your poetry section with the works of one of America's leading literary greats — reissued on CD. Listen to the poems as they were meant to be heard — from the poet herself.
"Synopsis" by , She was born Marguerite, but her brother Bailey nicknamed her Maya ('mine'). As children, Maya and Bailey were sent to live with their grandmother is Stamps, Arkansas. Their early world revolved around this remarkable woman and the store she ran for the black community. Amidst the joys of Maya's childhood, the awful, unfathomable mystery of prejudice intruded. Then violence too, intruded upon Maya's world, when a visit to her mother ended in tragedy-rape. Thereafter, Maya refused to speak, except to the person closest to her, Bailey.
"Synopsis" by , 2 CDs / 3 hours

Read by the Author, Maya Angelou

Also available on cassette

Superbly told--with the poet's gift for language and observation, and charged with the unforgettable emotion of remembered anguish and love--this remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are unaware of.

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