I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Unknown - 1978
by Maya Angelou
About this book
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.
From the publisher
A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the "New York Times" bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women,
Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people--and the times--that touched her life.
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First Edition Identification
Random House published the first edition of the novel in 1969. Markings for a first edition are characteristic of the publisher with the words "First Edition" clearly stated on the copyright page. The first issue also has a red-stained top edge.
- Title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- Author Maya Angelou
- Binding unknown
- Publisher Perfection Learning Prebound, California
- Date January 1978
- ISBN 9780812417371
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