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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by [Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey]
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Praise for I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
"I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved."
-James Baldwin

Praise for GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME
"Gather Together in My Name is part of a select body of literature that includes The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land and Ernest J. Gaines' The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace."
-William McPherson, The Washington Post Book World

Praise for ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES
"This is a superb account by a great women who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre."
-The Boston Globe


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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 alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 1724 KB
  • Publication Date : April 15, 2009
  • Print Length : 317 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Random House (April 15, 2009)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0026LTNFO
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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