I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


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In this, the celebrated, bestselling first volume of her autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American South of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. As a black woman, Maya Angelou has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope and joy, celebration and achievement; loving the world, she also knows its cruelty.

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Renee D

Dec 4, 2014


Great service and the book is in perfect condition!

Lynette J

Jul 15, 2014

Great read

This book was so captivating that it was almost impossible to put down. It is a "must read" for all who enjoy an excellent book.


Jun 13, 2013


I love the stories and the way they were told. very moving, powerful, funny, real, and inspirational

Jan S

Dec 6, 2012

Don't miss this!

Maya Angelou shares such poetic beauty with us while explaining an early life that was unique in so many wonderful and disarming ways. This is only the beginning. She has written much more.

Sharyll B

May 12, 2011


Terrific book depicting Maya Angelou's life from

I highly recommend

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