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In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life, including a tragic occurrence while visiting her mother in St. Louis and her formative years spent in California--where an unwanted pregnancy changed her life forever. Marvelously told, with Angelou's "gift for language and observation," this "remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are shamefully ignorant." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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amazing, amazing, amazing. this is a must read for everyone. this is a book cannot be describedPublished 1 day ago by Mate pertich
The book is informative, inspiring and well-written. She is an artist with words, painting exquisite pictures of people, places and feelings.Published 3 days ago by James W
It was and amazing story of grit and pure determination to rise above her sad history.Published 4 days ago by kathleen ward
Love the book, it was very interesting, Maya really did her thing.Published 12 days ago by Pen Name
This was an amazingly insightful book into the workings of a growing girl's mind.Published 12 days ago by Sylvia Szucs
i read this for my summer reading project and i don't really know what it's about. and the ending is dumb i didn't even know it was over until the music started playing, it just... Read morePublished 12 days ago by David Ward