I know why the caged bird sings
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Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction818.5409 A584ai 2002On Shelf
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Published
New York : Random House, 2002.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
281 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
Reading Level
UG
Level 6.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure
1010

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Originally published: c1969.
Description
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.
Awards
Coretta Scott King (author) Honor book, 1971

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, M. (2002). I know why the caged bird sings . Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, Maya. 2002. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Random House, 2002.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Random House, 2002.

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