I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release: 2010-07-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588369253
Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780812980028
Release: 2009
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780195116069
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou
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Author: Mildred R. Mickle
Pages: 285
ISBN: PSU:000067188604
Release: 2010
Editor: Salem PressInc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its context in relation to historical, sociopolitical, and cultural perspectives.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Jerry Oster,Maya Angelou,Matt Blanchard
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1586638645
Release: 2003
Editor: Spark Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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?

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9781604131871
Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Mrs Flowers

Mrs  Flowers
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Author: Maya Angelou,Etienne Delessert
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1556280092
Release: 1986-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through her friendship with Mrs. Flowers, a cultured and gentle Black woman, Marguerite develops self-esteem and an appreciation for great literature.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Imelda Pilgrim,Maya Angelou
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0582368316
Release: 1998
Editor: Longman Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed summaries Commentary on themes, structure, characters, language and style Glossaries Test questions and issues to consider Essay writing advice Cultural connections Literary terms Illustrations Colour design

CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Mary Robinson
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780544182134
Release: 1999-03-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780748122349
Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The international classic and bestseller, Maya Angelou's memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA). 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 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. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination, violence and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. '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 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Claudia Johnson
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0737739010
Release: 2008
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Joanne Megna-Wallace
Pages: 189
ISBN: UOM:39015045625293
Release: 1998
Editor: Greenwood

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers a look at the historical context of Maya Angelou's autobiography

Shaker Why Don t You Sing

Shaker  Why Don t You Sing
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9780307833242
Release: 2013-04-10
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lyrical and cadent, dramatic and sometimes playful, these poems speak of love, longing, parting; of freedom and shattered dreams; of Saturday-night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  Maya Angelou
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1586634402
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Notes

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780307432056
Release: 2012-04-18
Editor: Modern Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou’s classic memoirs have had an enduring impact on American literature and culture. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with the triumphs and tragedies of her childhood in the American South. This soul-baring memoir launched a six-book epic spanning the sweep of the author’s incredible life. Now, for the first time, all six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this handsome one-volume edition. Dedicated fans and newcomers alike can follow the continually absorbing chronicle of Angelou’s life: her formative childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; the birth of her son, Guy, at the end of World War II; her adventures traveling abroad with the famed cast of Porgy and Bess; her experience living in a black expatriate “colony” in Ghana; her intense involvement with the civil rights movement, including her association with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and, finally, the beginning of her writing career. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her remarkable journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781609335960
Release: 2011-07
Editor: BMI Educational Services

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What Work Is

What Work Is
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Author: Philip Levine
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780307761958
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the National Book Award in 1991 “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin’s First-Rate Plumbing and Plating. Only Studs Terkel’s Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book. But Levine’s characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs. They are unusually artistic, living ‘at the borders of dreams.’ One reads The Tempest ‘slowly to himself’; another ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by his teacher to suggest a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the dark from the dark.’ What Work Is ranks as a major work by a major poet . . . very accessible and utterly American in tone and language.” —Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal

On the Pulse of Morning

On the Pulse of Morning
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780679748380
Release: 1993
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A poem read for the inauguration of President Clinton looks at the history of the country, its problems, and the opportunities that lie ahead

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  Study Guide
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Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781610428064
Release: 2012
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect companion to Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.