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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 by Maya Angelou

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by revered author, poet, and activist Maya Angelou is the first of seven autobiographical works that reveal her early life as a young black girl from ages 3 to 16. Her journey begins when she and her elder brother are sent to live with their grandmother and culminates with Maya herself becoming a mother at the tender age of 16. The book describes the prejudice, racism, and violence she had to endure during her early years and teens.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Summary

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This poignant, tragic, and incredibly inspiring coming-of-age story demonstrates how mental strength, courage, and love can triumph over the most horrifying and traumatic of circumstances.
Witness the transformation of a young woman who has had to battle the unthinkable, turning into a self-assured, dignified woman whose bravery and grace in responding to prejudice is genuinely awe-inspiring.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a world-wide classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.
You should read this book if…
  • You love Maya Angelou and want to learn more about her life
  • You enjoy influential autobiographies that see a person use negative experiences to do good
  • You enjoy books about complex relationships, politics, prejudice, female empowerment, and wisdom

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Reviews

A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman -- President Barack Obama
The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace -- President Bill Clinton
She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds -- Oprah Winfrey
She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate -- Toni Morrison
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 Maya Angelou

Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world.

She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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