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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2010-07-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307477729

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Pdf

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

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2009-04-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781588369253

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Pdf

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

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2009-04-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780812980028

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Pdf

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

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Page : 60 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2013-04-10
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780307833273

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Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie by Maya Angelou Pdf

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.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Author : Mildred R. Mickle
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : LITERARY CRITICISM
ISBN : PSU:000067188604

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou by Mildred R. Mickle Pdf

Examines the individual author's entire body of work and on his/her single works of literature.

Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author : Joanne Megna-Wallace
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1998-06-25
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780313032103

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Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Joanne Megna-Wallace Pdf

Maya Angelou's autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for a National Book Award, yet in 1995 it topped the list of books most frequently challenged in schools and libraries. This interdisciplinary collection of documents and commentary explores the historical and social context, as well as the contemporary issues and controversies raised by Angelou's autobiography. A rich resource for teachers and students, it will help to enhance the reader's understanding of the historical and social forces that shaped Maya Angelou's experience—race relations in the pre-civil rights South, segregated schools, the African American church, and the African American family. It also examines the issue of childhood sexual abuse, the inclusion of which has been the basis of most of the challenges to the autobiography, and the issue of the work's censorship since its publication. This rich resource begins with a literary analysis of the structure and dramatic elements of Angelou's autobiography, as well as discussion of the genre of autobiography. Subsequent chapters include introductions and documents that provide insight into the topics of race relations, lynchings, and racial etiquette; the education of African Americans in the South in the 1930s (particularly county training schools like the one Angelou attended); the otherworldliness, emotion, and music of the African American church; African American women as nurturers, and the effect of frequent migration on children such as Angelou; information from the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect which puts the sexual abuse Angelou experiences in a broader context; and many news stories regarding censorship attempts on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Documents in the work include newspaper articles, interviews and first-person narratives, government documents, excerpts from books and journals, and legal statutes. Study questions, ideas for project topics, and suggested readings conclude each chapter and further enhance the usefulness of this interdisciplinary research tool for students and teachers.

Mrs. Flowers

Author : Maya Angelou,Etienne Delessert
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1986-01-01
Category : African American women
ISBN : 1556280092

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Mrs. Flowers by Maya Angelou,Etienne Delessert Pdf

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

Pog

Author : Padraig Kenny
Publisher : Chicken House
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2019-04-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781912626014

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Pog by Padraig Kenny Pdf

'One of a kind. Utterly fantastic.' Eoin Colfer on Tin David and Penny's strange new home is surrounded by forest. It's the childhood home of their mother, who's recently died. But other creatures live here ... magical creatures, like tiny, hairy Pog. He's one of the First Folk, protecting the boundary between the worlds. As the children explore, they discover monsters slipping through from the place on the other side of the cellar door. Meanwhile, David is drawn into the woods by something darker, which insists there's a way he can bring his mother back ...

The Heart of a Woman

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2009-04-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781588369246

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The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou Pdf

Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us.

Mary, Called Magdalene

Author : Margaret George
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 656 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2003-05-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781440650307

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Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George Pdf

The New York Times bestselling author of The Splendor Before the Dark reveals the untold story of Mary Magdalene—a disciple of Jesus Christ and the most mysterious woman in the Bible. Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, a female divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared—and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, earning her the ancient honorific, “Apostle to the Apostles.” Today, Mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine. While grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, Mary, Called Magdalene ultimately transcends both history and fiction to become a “diary of a soul.”

CliffsNotes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author : Mary Robinson
Publisher : Cliffs Notes
Page : 74 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 1992-11-24
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0822006413

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CliffsNotes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Mary Robinson Pdf

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.

On the Pulse of Morning

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House (NY)
Page : 34 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : American poetry
ISBN : 9780679748380

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On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou Pdf

A beautifully packaged hardcover edition of the poem that captivated the nation and quickly became a national bestseller. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Graduation

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Tale Blazers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1989-09
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 1563127830

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Graduation by Maya Angelou Pdf

"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."--Page 2.

Mother

Author : Claudia O'Keefe
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1996-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780671529987

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Mother by Claudia O'Keefe Pdf

Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan, Joyce Carol Oates and Maya Angelou are among the gifted writers who share their personal reflections on mother in this exceptiolnal collection of fiction, essays and poetry. From a woman's choice to become a mother to the inner workings of a mother's relationship with her children, the full cycle of motherhood is brought to life in these touching works.

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Modern Library
Page : 1186 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2012-04-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307432056

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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou Pdf

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.