I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Book Title : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2010-07-21
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780307477729
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : 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.

Book Title : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2009-04-21
Pages : 304
ISBN : 1588369250
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : 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.

Book Title : I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Virago Press
Release Date : 2012-07-31
Pages : 309
ISBN : 1844088189
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : 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.

Book Title : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2010-07-21
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780307477729
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : 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.

Book Title : Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2014-05-14
Pages : 151
ISBN : 9781604131871
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : Presents a collection of essays analyzing Angelou's story, I know why the caged bird sings. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.

Book Title : Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Joanne M. Braxton
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 1999
Pages : 162
ISBN : 9780195116069
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : 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.

Book Title : Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2004-01
Pages : 100
ISBN : 9780791075623
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

Book Title : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author :
Publisher : BMI Educational Services
Release Date : 2011-07
Pages :
ISBN : 9781609335960
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Summary :

Book Title : Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Joanne Megna-Wallace
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 1998-01-01
Pages : 189
ISBN : 0313302294
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : Offers a look at the historical context of Maya Angelou's autobiography

Book Title : Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author : Claudia Johnson
Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 150
ISBN : 0737739010
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Summary : Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," discussing such topics as race and gender, humor and folklore, and death and rebirth.