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Title I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou ; [foreword by Oprah Winfrey].
Author Angelou, Maya, author.
Publication New York : Random House, 2015.
Copyright date ©1969
Edition Random House trade paperback edition.
Description xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
Summary The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.
"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."--Publisher's description.
Subject Angelou, Maya -- Childhood and youth.
Angelou, Maya -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas.
Angelou, Maya. (OCoLC)fst00008211
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas.
Arkansas -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
African American families -- Arkansas.
African American authors -- Biography.
Arkansas -- Social life and customs.
African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00799028
African American families. (OCoLC)fst00799152
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts. (OCoLC)fst00821779
Entertainers. (OCoLC)fst00912655
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Arkansas. (OCoLC)fst01204809
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Addl. Author Winfrey, Oprah, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780812980028 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0812980026 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)

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