I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged / Compact Disc)

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

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


Maya Angelou, American poet, historian, educator, civil rights activist, and author of twelve best-selling books.

Maya Angelou, American poet, historian, educator, civil rights activist, and author of twelve best-selling books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679451730
ISBN-10: 0679451730
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date: September 3rd, 1996
Language: English