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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) written by Maya Angelou

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) (Book) written by Maya Angelou
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Book)

written by Maya Angelou

1969
 
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 17. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.