I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-07-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307477729

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Excerpt :

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 From the Paperback edition.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369253

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Excerpt :

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book
Score: 4
From 3,251 Ratings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812980028

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Excerpt :

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. 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

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water  fore I Diiie Book

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water fore I Diiie


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-04-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307833273

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Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water fore I Diiie Excerpt :

Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou Book
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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


  • Author : Mildred R. Mickle
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000067188604

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Excerpt :

Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its context in relation to historical, sociopolitical, and cultural perspectives.

CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book

CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Mary Robinson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544182134

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Mrs  Flowers Book

Mrs Flowers


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986-01-01
  • Genre: African American women
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1556280092

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Mrs Flowers Excerpt :

Through her friendship with Mrs. Flowers, a cultured and gentle Black woman, Marguerite develops self-esteem and an appreciation for great literature.

On the Pulse of Morning Book
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On the Pulse of Morning


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679748380

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On the Pulse of Morning Excerpt :

A poem read for the inauguration of President Clinton looks at the history of the country, its problems, and the opportunities that lie ahead

Shaker  Why Don t You Sing  Book

Shaker Why Don t You Sing


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-04-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307833242

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Shaker Why Don t You Sing Excerpt :

Lyrical and cadent, dramatic and sometimes playful, these poems speak of love, longing, parting; of freedom and shattered dreams; of Saturday-night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities.

Pog Book
Score: 5
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Pog


  • Author : Padraig Kenny
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912626014

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Pog Excerpt :

'One of a kind. Utterly fantastic.' Eoin Colfer on Tin David and Penny's strange new home is surrounded by forest. It's the childhood home of their mother, who's recently died. But other creatures live here ... magical creatures, like tiny, hairy Pog. He's one of the First Folk, protecting the boundary between the worlds. As the children explore, they discover monsters slipping through from the place on the other side of the cellar door. Meanwhile, David is drawn into the woods by something darker, which insists there's a way he can bring his mother back ...

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Book

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Claudia Johnson
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 0737739010

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Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Excerpt :

Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," discussing such topics as race and gender, humor and folklore, and death and rebirth.

Mother Book

Mother


  • Author : Claudia O'Keefe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996-05-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671529987

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Mother Excerpt :

An anthology of poems includes selections written by such writers as Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan, and Faye Kellerman

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou Book
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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2012-04-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307432056

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou’s classic memoirs have had an enduring impact on American literature and culture. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with the triumphs and tragedies of her childhood in the American South. This soul-baring memoir launched a six-book epic spanning the sweep of the author’s incredible life. Now, for the first time, all six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this handsome one-volume edition. Dedicated fans and newcomers alike can follow the continually absorbing chronicle of Angelou’s life: her formative childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; the birth of her son, Guy, at the end of World War II; her adventures traveling abroad with the famed cast of Porgy and Bess; her experience living in a black expatriate “colony” in Ghana; her intense involvement with the civil rights movement, including her association with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and, finally, the beginning of her writing career. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her remarkable journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.

Letter to My Daughter Book
Score: 4
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Letter to My Daughter


  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588367518

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: African American authors
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604131871

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Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Excerpt :

Presents a collection of essays analyzing Angelou's story, I know why the caged bird sings. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.