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I know why the caged bird sings

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IL: UG - BL: 6.7 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
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Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters . 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
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9780812980028
9780679451730
9781588369253
9780375507892
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
1010L
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subject_facetAfrican American authors -- Biography
African American families -- Arkansas
African American women authors -- 20th century -- Biography
African Americans -- Biography
Angelou, Maya -- Childhood and youth
Angelou, Maya -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas
Arkansas -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Arkansas -- Social life and customs
Audiobooks
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Arkansas
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography
title_displayI know why the caged bird sings
title_fullI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou
I know why the caged bird sings [sound recording] / Maya Angelou
title_shortI know why the caged bird sings
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African American authors
African American families
African American women authors
African Americans
Angelou, Maya
Audiobooks
Authors, American
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Entertainers
Homes and haunts
Intellectual life
Nonfiction
Social life and customs