I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588369250
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Cat s Eye

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 086068511X
Release Date: 1990
Genre:


CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Mary Robinson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544182134
Release Date: 1999-03-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art — and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195116069
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

On the Pulse of Morning

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679748380
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Poetry

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

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791075623
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Author: Mildred R. Mickle
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: PSU:000067188604
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673455
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Study Aids

REA's MAXnotes for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Sparknotes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: SparkNotes
ISBN: 1586634402
Release Date: 2002-07-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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!

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410336019
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Mrs Flowers

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher:
ISBN: 1556280092
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: African American women

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

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781604131871
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: African American authors

Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.

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

Author: Claudia Johnson
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 0737739010
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.