I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN: 1588369250
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Number of pages: 304
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9780307477729
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Number of pages: 288
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in PDF and EPUB 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 about love for herself and 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 is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.


I know why the caged bird sings

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ISBN: 0553108425
Release Date: 1977
Number of pages: 246
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher:

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Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN: 9780195116069
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 162
Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings in PDF and EPUB With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by the Angelou herself.


Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN: 9780791075623
Release Date: 2004-01
Number of pages: 100
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Sparknotes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN: 1586634402
Release Date: 2002-07-15
Number of pages: 72
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: SparkNotes

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I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

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ISBN: 1561374849
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 40
Author: Phyllis Ann Green
Publisher:

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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ISBN: PSU:000067188604
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 285
Author: Mildred R. Mickle
Publisher: Salem PressInc

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

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ISBN: 0737739010
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 150
Author: Claudia Johnson
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

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Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN: 0313302294
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Number of pages: 189
Author: Joanne Megna-Wallace
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide

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ISBN: 9781610428064
Release Date: 2012
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Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

Download and read online I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide in PDF and EPUB The perfect companion to Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.


Quicklet on Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings CliffNotes like Book Summary and Analysis

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ISBN: 9781614646839
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Number of pages: 40
Author: Lacey Kohlmoos
Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Download and read online Quicklet on Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings CliffNotes like Book Summary and Analysis in PDF and EPUB ABOUT THE BOOK The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom One of the best and most influential books written in English since 1923. A biblical study of life in the midst of death. A New York Times bestseller. A National Book Awards nominee. One of the essential books produced by our culture. One of the most banned books in America. All of these phrases have been used to describe I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The much-loved and oft-feared book is Maya Angelou’s autobiography. Within the context of her life story, Angelou dares to examine racism, sexism, familial bonds, feminine strength, religion, sexual violence, and the things we do survive. The story begins when she is three years old and sent with her brother to live with their grandmother in rural Arkansas. It ends with the sense of empowerment Angelou felt upon giving birth to her son Guy when she was only 17 years old. Maya Angelou is now in her 80s and still revered for her wisdom, independence, and grace. She has managed to achieve great success as a writer, actress, dancer, director, musician, editor, activist, philanthropist, teacher, and mother. She is called doctor and has received countless honors. And yet Angelou never went to college. She was a single teenage mother. She grew up in rural, segregated Arkansas. She was mute for many years. She once lived in a junkyard for a month. When she was just eight years old, she was raped. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK She didn’t want her family to think she was a bad person, but she felt awful about lying. Mr. Freeman received a light sentence and was released that day. His body was found that evening. Maya blamed herself for Mr. Freeman’s death and decided not to talk anymore for fear of hurting others. Not knowing what to do with Maya, the Baxter family sent her and Bailey back to Stamps. Bailey dealt with his devastation by making outlandish stories about St Louis, while Maya continued in her silence. Many of the townsfolk didn’t understand and thought she was uppity or simple. Momma and Uncle Willy simply accepted it with understanding. Commentary From today’s perspective, it seems almost criminal that the family never took Maya to a therapist. How could they ever expect a little girl to understand that what had happened to her and subsequently to Mr. Freeman was not her fault? How could they simply send her away when she stopped talking? And yet, in those days people didn’t talk about such things. The adults didn’t know how to deal with the rape, so how could they know how to deal with the little girl that was raped? They just didn’t talk about it and hoped that the experience would fade with time. It obviously didn’t. Chapters 15 & 16 Summary Mrs. Bertha Flowers is a wealthy, educated woman and the closest thing the black community in Stamps has to aristocracy. She and Momma have been friends for years. One day Mrs. Flowers comes into the store and asks Maya to carry her grocery bags home for her and visit for a little while. She tells Maya that speaking is very important in life and gives her a book to read aloud. Mrs. Flowers also challenges Maya to memorize some poems and recite them on her next visit. Once Maya gets her voice back, she begins working for Mrs. Viola Cullinan... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at www.facebook.com/hyperink! Go to www.hyperink.com to join our newsletter and get awesome freebies! CHAPTER OUTLINE Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings + About the Book + Introducing the Author + Overall Summary + Chapter-by-Chapter Summary and Commentary + ...and much more


Maya Angelou s I know why the caged bird sings

Filename: maya-angelou-s-i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings.pdf
ISBN: 0791041298
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Number of pages: 64
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

Download and read online Maya Angelou s I know why the caged bird sings in PDF and EPUB Angelou's autobiographical modern masterpiece receives the "Bloom's Notes" treatment, as the noted critic examines its place in 20th century literature. ""Cliff Notes" they are not", says "Booklist".


The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

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ISBN: 9780307432056
Release Date: 2012-04-18
Number of pages: 1184
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Modern Library

Download and read online The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou in PDF and EPUB 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. From the Hardcover edition.