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The Resource I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings

Label
I know why the caged bird sings
Title
I know why the caged bird sings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this, the first volume of her autobiography, writer and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her childhood spent growing up in the American South of the 1930s. There she learned the power of the white townsfolk and suffered the trauma of rape.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angelou, Maya
Dewey number
  • 973.0496073092
  • 973'.0496'073'092
  • 973'.0496'073'092
  • 920 ANGELOU
  • 920 ANG
  • 305.896073
  • B ANG
  • 920 ANGE
Index
no index present
Interest level
UY
LC call number
E835
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.7
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angelou, Maya
  • African American women authors
  • African American authors
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Autobiography: general
  • Autobiography: literary
  • United States of America, USA
  • Biography: literary
  • Literary studies: poetry & poets
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Biography: general
  • Gender studies: women & girls
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Biography
Summary expansion
Now the basis of a major Radio 4 drama, Maya Angelou's debut memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (Barack Obama)Maya Angelou's debut memoir has become an classic beloved worldwide. Her six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the her talents and resilience.. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of 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. However, far from being dispiriting, James Baldwin writes, '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.''I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
Label
I know why the caged bird sings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Random House, 1969
  • Author, Maya Angelou
Control code
BDZ0000050229
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
281 p.
Isbn
9780860685111
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
I know why the caged bird sings
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Random House, 1969
  • Author, Maya Angelou
Control code
BDZ0000050229
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
281 p.
Isbn
9780860685111
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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