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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou

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 Hardcover edition.

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 Hardcover edition.
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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 Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

41:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:25