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I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou ; [foreword by Oprah Winfrey].

Angelou, Maya, (author.). Winfrey, Oprah, (writer of foreword.).

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Flint River Regional Library:
      Fayette County Public Library
ADULT 921 ANGELOU
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  • ISBN: 9780812980028
  • ISBN: 0812980026
  • ISBN: 9780375507892
  • ISBN: 0375507892
  • Physical Description: xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2015.

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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.
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.
Authors, American > Homes and haunts > Arkansas > Juvenile literature.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography. > Juvenile literature.
Entertainers > United States > Biography. > Juvenile literature.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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