I know why the caged bird sings /
by Angelou, Maya.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009, 1997Edition: Random House Trade paperback ed.Description: xi, 289 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780812980028; 9780329788360; 0812980026; 0329788361.Subject(s): Angelou, Maya -- Childhood and youth | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Entertainers -- United States -- Biography | African American authors -- Biography | Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas | Arkansas -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Angelou, Maya -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas | African American families -- Arkansas | Arkansas -- Social life and customs | Angelou, Maya | Arkansas -- Intellectual life | Angelou, Maya -- Homes -- Arkansas | Arkansas -- Social life and customsSummary: Poet Maya Angelou chronicles her early life, focusing on her childhood in 1930s rural Arkansas, including her rape at the age of five, her subsequent years of muteness, and the strength she gained from her grandmother and Mrs. Bertha Flowers, a respected African-American woman in her town.
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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 . <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.<br> <br> " 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
Wilson's Senior High School, October 2007
Poet Maya Angelou chronicles her early life, focusing on her childhood in 1930s rural Arkansas, including her rape at the age of five, her subsequent years of muteness, and the strength she gained from her grandmother and Mrs. Bertha Flowers, a respected African-American woman in her town.
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