I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouSent 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.
Maya Angelou's masterpiece "Caged Bird"
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou has been waitress, singer, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, writer and mother. As well as her autobiography she has written several volumes of poetry, including 'On the Pulse of the Morning' for the inauguration of President Clinton. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning The beloved and best-selling author reads aloud from her third book of verse But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life
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Maybe I came with too high expectations to this book, I thought that it is going to be as good as To Kill a Mockingbird, but I am highly disappointed. The book is a collection of moments from Maya's life, they were disconnected and did not create a compelling one storyline. Some of them are extremely amazing her mother's boyfriend that raped her at the age of 8 , and some of them way less. I also find a lot of the writing emotionless, which further bothered me exactly like she went to that guy at the age of 16 to take advantage of him. Sorry, but I would not read it again.
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An acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library. Newsletter Subscribe Give. Poetry Foundation.
Annulable en tout temps. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude. She not only gives life to many of her most cherished poems, but she also presents personal introductions to several favorites, including "One More Round", "Woman Work", and "Life Doesn't Frighten Me". The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X.
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