I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-07-21
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307477729


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-04-21
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781588369253


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2009-04-21
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780812980028


Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water Fore I Diiie

Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water Fore I Diiie

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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.

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Genre : Poetry
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-04-10
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307833273


Mrs Flowers

Mrs Flowers

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

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Genre : African American women
Author by : Maya Angelou
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Release : 1986-01-01
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1556280092


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou

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

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Mildred R. Mickle
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Release : 2010
File : 285 Pages
ISBN-13 : PSU:000067188604


Cliffsnotes On Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Cliffsnotes On Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Mary Robinson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1999-03-03
File : 72 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780544182134


On The Pulse Of Morning

On The Pulse Of Morning

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

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Genre : Poetry
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1993
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780679748380


The Heart Of A Woman

The Heart Of A Woman

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Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-04-21
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781588369246


Mother

Mother

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

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author by : Claudia O'Keefe
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1996-05-01
File : 349 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780671529987