I know why the caged bird sings
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Random House trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
Reading Level
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Level 6.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure
1010

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"Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother's side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read."--Publisher's description.
Awards
Coretta Scott King (author) Honor book, 1971

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, M. (2015). I know why the caged bird sings (Random House trade paperback edition.). Random House.

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

Angelou, Maya. 2015. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House.

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

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings New York: Random House, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Random House trade paperback edition., Random House, 2015.

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