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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Publisher Comments:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, and 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 first memoir, published in 1969 is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

Sent by their mother to 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.” When she journeys at eight to her mother’s side in St. Louis, she is attacked by a man many times her age. Years later, in San Francisco, she learns about love for herself–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. The kindness of others, Maya’s 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–now in a beautiful keepsake edition–I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds as long as people read.

Synopsis:

Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas - a world of which most Americans are ignorant.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director, Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, and five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369253
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : People of Color
Author:
Maya Angelou
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Cultural Heritage
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Audio Books-Poetry and Drama
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Children s-Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1970
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
281

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Product details 281 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9781588369253 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas - a world of which most Americans are ignorant.

From the Hardcover edition.

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