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I know why the caged bird sings

Author: Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2015. ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Maya Angelou; Maya Angelou; Maya Angelou
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey
ISBN: 9780812980028 0812980026 9780375507892 0375507892
OCLC Number: 906447742
Description: xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Maya Angelou ; [foreword by Oprah Winfrey].
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The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

"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."--Publisher's description.

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