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I know why the caged bird sings [electronic resource]. Maya Angelou.

Angelou, Maya. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781588369253 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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 about love for herself and 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 is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.From the Paperback edition.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 9
1070 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2049 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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