I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maya Angelou
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-21 - Publisher: Random House

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
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Language: en
Pages: 60
Authors: Jerry Oster, Maya Angelou, Matt Blanchard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has fascinated readers for decades with its rare combination of stunningly beautiful writing and unflinching exploration of the rifts that divide America. With this guide, you can appreciate and comprehend Angelou's achievement and motivations fully: Why is this one of
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
Language: en
Pages: 72
Authors: Maya Angelou
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Spark Notes

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the
Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Joanne M. Braxton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Categories: African American authors
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-14 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Presents a collection of essays analyzing Angelou's story, I know why the caged bird sings. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.

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