I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou (Author)
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M2833
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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 about love for herself and 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.

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SKU M2833
ISBN 9780345514400
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1330L
Page Count 304
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Maya Angelou
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Penguin Random House