I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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 about love for herself and 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 is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

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The 33rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


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  1. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  2. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
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  4. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  6. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Hardcover 18043 $3.77
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Mass Market Paperback 171891 $5.07 $0.01
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1478026 $25.30 $29.99 2013
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Paperback 5494 $3.27 $0.01 1997
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Hardcover 16954 $4.75 $1.25 1970
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Mass Market Paperback 72038 $4.22 $0.01 1983
Spark Notes I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Paperback 1737171 $5.00 $1.93 2002
By Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Reissue) Mass Market Paperback 14933326 $19.47 $16.25 2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Hardcover 133240 $14.81 $22.23 2012
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Hardcover 230632 $14.85 $6.00
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation Audible Audiobook 41868 $17.17 2018
By Maya Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding 562816 $32.10 $32.07 1991
Penguin Readers Level 6: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers)) Paperback 1385017 $153.30 $6.00 2002
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Kindle Edition 5 $4.01 2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Paperback 137 $6.09 $4.91 2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Mass Market Paperback 1268 $1.48 $0.01 1983
[ I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS ] By Angelou, Maya ( Author) 1996 [ Compact Disc ] CD-ROM 3463015 $89.84 1996
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Kindle Edition 103307 $36.00 2009
By Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged Audio Edition) (abridged edition) Audio CD 1318651 $25.78 $25.30 1996
[(I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Audio Cds)] [Author: Maya Angelou] published on (May, 1997) Audio CD 1603189 $34.00 $33.65 1997
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Multiple Critical Perspectives Paperback 5056221 $19.99 $10.19 2008
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Deckle Edge] Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition Mass Market Paperback 1323368 $6.84 $5.87
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Mass Market Paperback 1968 $4.40 $1.97 2009
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Barnes & Noble Reader's Companion) Paperback 3958547 $8.00 $1.95 2003
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes Plastic Comb 3424 $3.95 $0.50 2007
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes Hardcover 102703 $33.34 $1.59 2004
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories Audio CD 215952 $26.00 $4.99 2004
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes Kindle Edition 642777 $14.99 2009
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table : A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes Paperback 3393636 $20.50 $20.48 2007
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (Modern Library (Hardcover)) Hardcover 8676 $27.17 $13.42 2004
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (Modern Library (Hardcover)) Kindle Edition 88 2012
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Hardcover 47784 $13.97 $8.75 2002
Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelo Hardcover 4956307 $50.00 $38.05
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (New Windmills) Hardcover 1812012 $14.11 $9.99 1995
Yo sé por qué canta el pájaro enjaulado (Spanish Edition) Paperback 170642 $14.93 $15.31 2016
Yo sé por qué canta el pájaro enjaulado (Libros del Asteroide nº 162) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 551438 2016
Yo Se Por Que Canta el Pajaro Enjaulado Paperback 9946944 $50.34 1993
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings & MP3 Pack: Level 6 (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers)) Paperback 1519097 $10.57 $11.11 2011
A Song Flung Up to Heaven Hardcover 1147538 $6.94 $1.00 2002
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Novel-Ties Study Guide Paperback 1549461 $16.95 $23.88 2001
Maya Angelou Collection 4 Books Set, (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas and The Heart of a Woman, Gather Together in My Name) Paperback 965802 $73.73 $73.74 2012
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged Audio Edition) Audio CD 939 $11.14 $11.80 1996
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   [I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SING] [Prebound] Unknown Binding 1933411 $2,995.00 $4.50 2009
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