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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2011
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Edition:
Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.7 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
1010L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Z+
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Description
Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.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 BaldwinFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Street Date:
01/04/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307879400
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
1010
Fountas & Pinnell:
Z+
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APA Citation (style guide)

Maya Angelou. (2011). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Maya Angelou. 2011. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2011.

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Maya Angelou. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2011.

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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 Hardcover edition.
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