I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Paperback, Random House Trade, 2009, ISBN13 9780812980028, ISBN10 0812980026

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, and 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 Angelous first memoir, published in 1969 is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

Sent by their mother to 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. When she journeys at eight to her mothers side in St. Louis, she is attacked by a man many times her age. Years later, in San Francisco, she learns about love for herselfand has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. The kindness of others, May as 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 powerfulnow in a beautiful keepsake edition I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds as long as people read.

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780812980028
ISBN-10: 0812980026
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.76
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8
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The writer Marguerite Annie Johnson or better known as Maya Angelou,tells a novel of a youth filled with calamity, frustration,and hard won independence.At a young age her and her brother were then sent to live with there grandmother and crippled uncle in Stamp, Arkansas.Entering an abnormal community she encounters dreadful experiences of racism. After they moved with her mother she undergoes another experience of being molested by her mother's boyfriend.With in five years of silence she found her poetic voice.Soon after she moved to California with her mother and new father. She then goes throughher high school years facing teenage challenges and troubles including pregnancy.From these experiences she gained confidence to be a strong woman and strength to become a good mother.Based on the summary above i clearly recommend this heart wrenching novel.

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