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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Barnes & Noble Reader's Companion)
by Maya Angelou

Published: 2003-05-23
Paperback : 72 pages
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Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has fascinated readers for decades with its rare combination of stunningly beautiful writing and unflinching exploration of the rifts that divide America. With this guide, you can appreciate and comprehend Angelou's achievement and ...
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Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has fascinated readers for decades with its rare combination of stunningly beautiful writing and unflinching exploration of the rifts that divide America. With this guide, you can appreciate and comprehend Angelou's achievement and motivations fully:
  • Why is this one of the most frequently banned books in American schools?
  • How does Angelou's anger affect her memoir?
  • What other landmark American autobiographies influenced Angelou?

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by annkatharine (see profile) 09/10/10
I made Corn Bread with Honey Butter. Lots of southern dishes were served.

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by jacquecamara (see profile) 06/06/15

 
  "Beautiful book by a remarkable woman"by kamj3 (see profile) 07/27/11

While reading this I found it hard to remember that it wasn't fiction, that it is in fact a true story about the early life of a great poet and writer. I think Angelou's poetry is better than her books,... (read more)

 
  "Caged Bird"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 02/16/11

I was very excitied about reading this Maya Angelou book, but was soon very bored. Maya had a sad childhood and I felt terrible for the ways in which she was treated; raped, racism and neglected. Her... (read more)

 
  ""I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings""by annkatharine (see profile) 09/10/10

Excellent, Informative Reading

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