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A powerful modern classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is made available in a beautiful hardback in the VMC set for adult and young adult readers.
In this, the celebrated, bestselling first volume of her autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American South of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. As a black woman, Maya Angelou has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope and joy, celebration and achievement; loving the world, she also knows its cruelty.
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Little Brown
Published Date: March 2015