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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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In this, the celebrated, bestselling first volume of her autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the ... Show synopsis

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  • Great Jun 13, 2013
    by Michelle

    I love the stories and the way they were told. very moving, powerful, funny, real, and inspirational

  • Don't miss this! Dec 6, 2012
    by Jan S

    Maya Angelou shares such poetic beauty with us while explaining an early life that was unique in so many wonderful and disarming ways. This is only the beginning. She has written much more.

  • Brilliant May 12, 2011
    by Sharyll B

    Terrific book depicting Maya Angelou's life from
    childhood.

    I highly recommend

  • Free to fly Jul 16, 2009
    by blackbeauty

    I read this book before, thought it would be good to revist. I received this book in a timely fashion, would recommend this seller to others.

  • For Women Oct 6, 2007
    by sd6161

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Dr. Maya Angelou is a poetic story of her strength and spirit as a woman. This autobiographical account of her childhood stands as testimony, not only to women of African American descent, but to any woman who has faced struggles in life and found a greater spirit deep within and beyond their self. Her story recounts a childhood suffered through the Depression era, racially biased south. Although no reader can truly "walk in her shoes," she writes with an eloquence so as you journey along with her account of trials, tribulations and triumphs. This is such an inspiring story, women everywhere should take pause and read.

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