Annotations for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Baker & Taylor
The critically acclaimed author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums, in a special anniversary edition of her acclaimed autobiography. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
The poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

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Random House, Inc.
In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Random House, Inc.
Memoirist, novelist, poet, and dramatist, Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved writers of our time. She is widely acclaimed for her searing, inspiring writings--and she has been praised for confronting both the racial and sexual pressures on black women, and for infusing her work with a perspective on larger social and political movements, including civil rights. In the volumes of her bestselling personal story--one of the most remarkable narratives ever shared--Maya Angelou writes about the struggles and triumphs of her extraordinary life with candor, humor, poignancy, and grace. These include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The classic autobiography of her young years. Gather Together In My Name The coming-of-age story of her struggle for survival as a young unwed mother. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas The saga of her show business career, her failed marriage, and her early motherhood. The Heart of a Woman The turbulent story of her emergence as a writer and a political activist. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now Her exhilarating collection of wisdom, spirituality, and life lessons.

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