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April 21st, 2009
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Paperback | 304 Pages, | ISBN: 9780345514400
Published April 21st, 2009 by Ballantine Books
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Hardcover | 304 Pages, | ISBN: 9780375507892
Published March 5th, 2002 by Random House
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Kindle eBook | 317 Pages, | ISBN: 9781588369253
Published April 15th, 2009 by Random House
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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

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

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