Below is a publication as wonderful and also agonizing, as mysterious as well as unforgettable, as youth itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings records the hoping of lonesome youngsters, the brute insult of bigotry, as well as the wonder of words that can make the globe right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern-day American traditional precious worldwide.
Sent by their mom to cope with their devout, self-dependent grandmother in a tiny Southern community, Maya and also her brother, Bailey, withstand the ache of abandonment and the bias of the neighborhood “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and also back at her mommy's side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a male many times her age– and needs to deal with the effects for a life time. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her very own sturdy spirit, and the suggestions of wonderful authors (“I met as well as loved William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be cost-free instead of sent to prison.
Imaginative and effective, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and also transform minds for as long as people review.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings frees the reader into life just considering that Maya Angelou challenges her very own life with such a relocating marvel, such a luminescent self-respect.”– James Baldwin
From the Hardcover edition.