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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1)
by Maya Angelou

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1) by Maya Angelou Overview

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. Yea 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.

Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969) which was

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Original Title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ISBN 0553279378 (ISBN13: 9780553279375 ) Edition Language English Series Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1 Characters Marguerite Johnson 'Maya', Bailey Johnson Jr., Annie Henderson 'Momma', Uncle Willie, Bailey Johnson...more , Vivian Baxter...less setting Arkansas (United States) Louisiana (United States) California (United States) …more Missouri (United States) …less Literary Awards Coretta Scott King Award for Author Honor (1971) (107)