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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Year Published: 1969

Description: In this autobiography, the first of seven volumes, writer and poet Maya Angelou recounts her childhood from age three, when she and her brother were sent by their mother to live with their grandmother in a small Arkansas town, until age 17, at which time she herself became a mother. In it, Angelou vividly illustrates how education—and especially literature—played a major role in her ability to develop the self-respect needed to prevail and gain freedom over the imprisonment of abandonment, racism and trauma.

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'Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.'

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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