In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves.
About the Author
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "The Heart of a Woman, " she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them "Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, " and "Mother." Maya Angelou died in 2014.
"A heroic and beautiful book." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"This is the story of a great heroine who knows the meaning of a struggle and never loses her pride or dignity. Indeed, her story makes me proud of the human race." -- John Oliver Killens
From the Paperback edition.