I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307477729
Available:
Release: 2010-07-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Paperback edition.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588369253
Available:
Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780812980028
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 289
ISBN: 0345514408
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The critically acclaimed author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums. Reissue.

Mrs Flowers

Mrs  Flowers
Author: Maya Angelou,Etienne Delessert
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1556280092
Available:
Release: 1986-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through her friendship with Mrs. Flowers, a cultured and gentle Black woman, Marguerite develops self-esteem and an appreciation for great literature.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou (is Marguerite Annie Johnson)
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1408274248
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Eerste deel van de autobiografie van een vrouw die opgroeit bij haar grootmoeder op het platteland in het zuiden van de VS, waar ze als zwart meisje de minachting aan den lijve ervaart.

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780307432056
Available:
Release: 2012-04-18
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou’s classic memoirs have had an enduring impact on American literature and culture. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with the triumphs and tragedies of her childhood in the American South. This soul-baring memoir launched a six-book epic spanning the sweep of the author’s incredible life. Now, for the first time, all six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this handsome one-volume edition. Dedicated fans and newcomers alike can follow the continually absorbing chronicle of Angelou’s life: her formative childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; the birth of her son, Guy, at the end of World War II; her adventures traveling abroad with the famed cast of Porgy and Bess; her experience living in a black expatriate “colony” in Ghana; her intense involvement with the civil rights movement, including her association with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and, finally, the beginning of her writing career. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her remarkable journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou
Author: Mildred R. Mickle
Pages: 285
ISBN: PSU:000067188604
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Salem PressInc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its context in relation to historical, sociopolitical, and cultural perspectives.

Shaker Why Don t You Sing

Shaker  Why Don t You Sing
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9780307833242
Available:
Release: 2013-04-10
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lyrical and cadent, dramatic and sometimes playful, these poems speak of love, longing, parting; of freedom and shattered dreams; of Saturday-night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities.

On the Pulse of Morning

On the Pulse of Morning
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780679748380
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A poem read for the inauguration of President Clinton looks at the history of the country, its problems, and the opportunities that lie ahead

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780195116076
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by Angelou herself.

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water fore I Diiie

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water  fore I Diiie
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780307833273
Available:
Release: 2013-04-10
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.

Mother

Mother
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781400066018
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a poem celebrating the wisdom and enduring love of mothers.

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780195116069
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by the Angelou herself.

Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780307807625
Available:
Release: 2011-10-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of beloved poems about women from the iconic Maya Angelou These four poems, “Phenomenal Woman,” “Still I Rise,” “Weekend Glory,” and “Our Grandmothers,” are among the most remembered and acclaimed of Maya Angelou's poems. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. “Phenomenal Woman” is a phenomenal poem that speaks to us of where we are as women at the dawn of a new century. In a clear voice, Maya Angelou vividly reminds us of our towering strength and beauty.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  Maya Angelou
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1586634402
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Notes
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

Gather Together In My Name

Gather Together In My Name
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780748122370
Available:
Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sequel to I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the sequel to her best-selling I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou is a young mother in California, unemployed, embarking on brief affairs and transient jobs in shops and night-clubs, turning to prostitution and the world of narcotics. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781588367518
Available:
Release: 2008-09-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Racism in Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Claudia Johnson
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0737739010
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," discussing such topics as race and gender, humor and folklore, and death and rebirth.

Graduation

Graduation
Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 42
ISBN: 1563127830
Available:
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"As is usually the case with most graduation tales, this account focuses on growing up. With greater intensity than ever before, the narrator of the story is confronted with the fact that she is black. A surprising twist to the graduation ceremony helps her see what that fact means to her." -- p. 2.