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    DescriptionHere 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, first published in 1969, 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


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    Title
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maya Angelou
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375507892
    ISBN 10: 0375507892
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    DC21: 818.5409
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B, 818/.5409
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000, BIO002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: V26100280
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PS3551.N464 Z466 2002
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, JBSL, DNBL
    Edition
    2002
    Edition statement
    2002nd ed.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "The Heart of a Woman, " she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them "Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, " and "Mother." Maya Angelou died in 2014.
    Review quote
    ""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
    Flap copy
    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.