I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Author Maya Angelou
ISBN-10 0345514408
ISBN-13 9780345514400
Year 2009-04-21
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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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 Angelous 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 mothers side in St Louis Maya is attacked by a man many times her ageand 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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