I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou
Book | Random House Trade Paperbacks | 2009 | Random House trade pbk ed.
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Edition
Random House trade pbk ed.
Description
289 p. ; 21 cm.
Note
Originally published: 1997.
Study Program
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 6.7 13.
Summary
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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Fox Valley Technical College
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0812980026 (pbk.)
9780812980028 (pbk.)
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