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I know why the caged bird sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1971, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Bantam edView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Angelou, Maya.
I know why the caged bird sings.
New York, Bantam Books [1971, ©1969]
(OCoLC)643552719
Named Person: Maya Angelou; Maya Angelou
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Angelou
ISBN: 0553139045 9780553139044 0553279378 9780553279375 0553122525 9780553122527
OCLC Number: 602254
Notes: Autobiography.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1971.
Description: 246 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Maya Angleou.

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Synopsis: 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.

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