I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1)

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. Yea Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her br...

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Title:I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1)
Author:Maya Angelou
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:246 pages pages

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1) Reviews

  • El
    Jul 13, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

    ?What you looking at me for? I didn?t come to stay?? That?s how Maya Angelou?s beautifully written autobiography starts out?like a poem. Maya has a way of describing places so real that you?re there, basking in her nostalgia, your stomach growling because all ...

    If I ask myself if I liked the time spent with the book, the honest answer is no. I cannot even give this 2 stars. For me it was not OK. Please note that I respect the bravery of the woman who dared to write about her life as a child and through her teens, until she becomes a woman...

    ???????? ??????? ?????????? ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ???????? ???????.??? ????? ???? ??????????? ??? ??????????? ????? ?? ?????? ? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???...

    The first of Angelou's series of autobiographies and a powerful account of growing up and coming of age in 1930s/40s America. In the background and foreground are racism, violence against women and the problem of identity. It is written with clarity and great force; there is no hiding ...

    I had to read this in school in the 10th grade as a 15-year-old. I don't remember any parents throwing any fits about their kids having to read this book, but maybe it happened and I just didn't hear about it or was so wrapped up in my own internal dramas that I didn't recognize it hap...

  • Dawn
    Jan 23, 2013

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

  • Jami
    Oct 06, 2007

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

  • Chrissie
    Jul 23, 2011

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

    ?What you looking at me for? I didn?t come to stay?? That?s how Maya Angelou?s beautifully written autobiography starts out?like a poem. Maya has a way of describing places so real that you?re there, basking in her nostalgia, your stomach growling because all ...

    If I ask myself if I liked the time spent with the book, the honest answer is no. I cannot even give this 2 stars. For me it was not OK. Please note that I respect the bravery of the woman who dared to write about her life as a child and through her teens, until she becomes a woman...

  • Brad
    Mar 29, 2008

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Aug 03, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

  • Stephanie
    Jan 10, 2009

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

  • Brian
    Jan 27, 2009

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

  • Mohamed Al
    Jan 10, 2018

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

  • Brina
    Feb 11, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

  • Rowena
    Jan 29, 2012

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

  • Candi
    May 26, 2014

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

  • Willow
    Jun 12, 2014

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

    ?What you looking at me for? I didn?t come to stay?? That?s how Maya Angelou?s beautifully written autobiography starts out?like a poem. Maya has a way of describing places so real that you?re there, basking in her nostalgia, your stomach growling because all ...

  • Paul
    Apr 12, 2013

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

    ?What you looking at me for? I didn?t come to stay?? That?s how Maya Angelou?s beautifully written autobiography starts out?like a poem. Maya has a way of describing places so real that you?re there, basking in her nostalgia, your stomach growling because all ...

    If I ask myself if I liked the time spent with the book, the honest answer is no. I cannot even give this 2 stars. For me it was not OK. Please note that I respect the bravery of the woman who dared to write about her life as a child and through her teens, until she becomes a woman...

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    The first of Angelou's series of autobiographies and a powerful account of growing up and coming of age in 1930s/40s America. In the background and foreground are racism, violence against women and the problem of identity. It is written with clarity and great force; there is no hiding ...

  • Invidia
    Feb 01, 2011

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

  • Paul
    Feb 06, 2011

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Jun 09, 2015

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

  • Carol
    Oct 08, 2012

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

  • Arthur Graham
    Nov 29, 2013

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

  • F
    Feb 12, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

  • Roula
    Mar 05, 2018

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

    Hmm, congratulations to Ms. Angelou on braving struggles most people wouldn't have survived. As she wrote, "The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable o...

    5? ?Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.? When Angelou grew up and discovered the alternatives, she did everything in her power to stop simply enduring and tell the world what was still happening in the supposedly emancipated American South ...

    Now that I've researched, read, and reviewed a number of banned and challenged books, I'm no longer surprised that writing about sex, particularly from a young woman's point of view, whips up fear and suppression. And there's plenty of sex in Maya Angelou's childhood memoir, starting w...

    ?What you looking at me for? I didn?t come to stay?? That?s how Maya Angelou?s beautifully written autobiography starts out?like a poem. Maya has a way of describing places so real that you?re there, basking in her nostalgia, your stomach growling because all ...

    If I ask myself if I liked the time spent with the book, the honest answer is no. I cannot even give this 2 stars. For me it was not OK. Please note that I respect the bravery of the woman who dared to write about her life as a child and through her teens, until she becomes a woman...

    ???????? ??????? ?????????? ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ???????? ???????.??? ????? ???? ??????????? ??? ??????????? ????? ?? ?????? ? ??? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???...

  • Matthias
    Sep 25, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Sep 12, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Sep 03, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

    In this touching and tragic coming-of-age autobiography, Maya Angelou lays it all out there for everyone to see her challenging roller coaster of a life from age 3-16. While descriptively graphic in detail, the memoir also exhibits bits of humor in the narrative. I found Maya to be a k...

    What can I even say? Maya Angelou was an incredible woman and this was such a poignant and moving window into the world of the difficulties that come with growing up as a black woman in the south. Maya underwent unspeakable horrors, yet found the strength she needed to overcome each an...

  • Bionic Jean
    Jan 07, 2014

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

  • Nicole~
    Oct 08, 2014

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

  • Mariah
    Aug 04, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...

    So this is awkward. You start a book that everyone knows so very well. The book is also written on this immensely important topic ? rather, several of them. And as you trawl and trawl through it, you only come to realize that it's murdering you with how uninteresting it is to you. ...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... This book is the first autobiography of Maya Angelou. Maya lived with her grandmother in a small Southe...

  • Erin
    Apr 16, 2018

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

  • Tulay
    Jun 03, 2017

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

  • Alex Farrand
    Jan 12, 2018

    I must confess I've read precious little Angelou in my time, but I'll never forget the day she tipped me $20. It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must've been the winter of '00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn. Someone tapped me on the ...

    Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton's inauguration. Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression. First published in 1969 and now con...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature. This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close-minded people for it's real life content. The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, rac...

    My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl - the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together. I imagine that Maya's book has allowed countless women who have suffered simil...

    Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipp...

    I was sitting on a bench as I enjoyed the last bits of warm sunlight the dying summer was oozing out, scrutinizing a newspaper while calculatedly assuming a thoughtful gaze. This little girl ran up to me. She said "Mister, mister, I know why the caged bird sings!" I looked up fr...

    May 2014: I wrote this review a year and a half ago. It is written from the perspective of a parent who cares about what her teenage children read in school. I hope it may be useful to other parents, teens, and anyone else who cares about content and wants to make informed decisions ab...

    I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies. One was written by a white English man; the other by a black American woman. On the surface you would think they could have very little in common, yet they do. They both have insight and compassion, which comes through in every sen...

    I'm quite ashamed that it's taken me this long to read this book. Maya Angelou is so inspirational to many people so reading about her childhood and adolescence was really special. I found her autobiography tragic and also hopeful at the same time. Things have changed a lot since Angel...

    ?? ????? ?????? ??? ????????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ????????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? ??...

    The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou?s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with ...

    Perfect. A Masterpiece. Hype Lit Bookclub. Around the Year In 52 Books: A book inspired by real events. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge: A book with an animal in the title. ...

    Honest story, inspiring. Childhood memories, living in Arkansas with grandmother, later in St. Louis with mother. Sexual abuse when she was eight years old. Brother Bailey, there love and support, hopes for the future. Back to San Francisco with mother, questioning herself about her...

    Read along with a friend. Enjoyed it but it was another coming of age story which I have read a lot recently. Got a little boring for me at times. Loved the writing but probs wont pick up the next couple of books. ...

    4.5 stars I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a personal account told in the voice of a child cleverly reconstructed by an adult narrator. Through the observations of Maya, the child, comes a coming-of-age story - a social record of a young black female growing up in the 1930s. As an h...

    In her nonfiction autobiography, Maya Angelou describes her life from her young girl life up to the birth of her first child at age 16. The book drew me in at the very beginning because of the talent Angelou has with language, scenery, and loading the moment with emotion. Another inten...

    When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons. 2. The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour...

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a coming of age autobiography of one of the most influential persons in the United States, Maya Angelou. The first time I heard of Maya Angelou was in middle school. We read the poem Phenomenal Woman, which is an strong, and gorgeous poem about a woma...