I know why the caged bird sings

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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people--and the times--that touched her life.
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full_title i know why the caged bird sings
author angelou maya
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display_description 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
From the Paperback edition.
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subject_facet African American authors -- Biography, African American families -- Arkansas, African American women authors -- 20th century -- Biography, Angelou, Maya, Angelou, Maya -- Biography, Angelou, Maya -- Childhood and youth, Angelou, Maya -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas, Arkansas -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, Arkansas -- Social life and customs, Audiobooks, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas, Cultural Heritage -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Electronic books, Entertainers -- United States -- Biography, Literary -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
title_display I know why the caged bird sings
title_full I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [electronic resource] Angelou, Maya., I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou, I know why the caged bird sings / by Maya Angelou, I know why the caged bird sings [playaway] / Maya Angelou, I know why the caged bird sings [sound recording] / Maya Angelou
title_short I know why the caged bird sings
topic_facet African American authors, African American families, African American women authors, Angelou, Maya, Authors, American, Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, Cultural Heritage, Entertainers, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Literary, Multi-Cultural, Nonfiction, Personal Memoirs, Social life and customs
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