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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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I didn't like the book because the writer was mean to white people and she was very negative.Published 22 hours ago by Duru
Her attention to detail and word selection is truly impressive.Published 3 days ago by Lisa Steinmann
Very well written. The race factor surprised me and was disappointing. The story was fairly dullPublished 4 days ago by Angie Hansford
amazing, amazing, amazing. this is a must read for everyone. this is a book cannot be describedPublished 5 days 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 8 days ago by James W
It was and amazing story of grit and pure determination to rise above her sad history.Published 9 days ago by kathleen ward