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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Reissue) (Paperback) by Maya Angelou

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About the Book



Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in racially charged Arkansas in the 1930s brings to vivid life a world which most Americans had no idea existed.



Book Synopsis



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 liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity."--James Baldwin



About The Author



Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.93 Inches (H) x 4.32 Inches (W) x .83 Inches (D)
Weight: .33 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary Figures
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Maya Angelou
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2009
TCIN: 11400665
UPC: 9780345514400
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-0116
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
- 4 years ago
I love this book and I am keeping it for my library collection.
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Love Maya Angelou

5 out of 5 stars
Good Mom - 13 years ago
Honestly, I haven't read the book yet, but I'm sure it is going to be good. I was fortunate enough to hear her speak one time and she is totally amazing!
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