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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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Bantam Books, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   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.

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Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/Binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition
Used - Acceptable
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10
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0553237799
ISBN 13
9780553237795
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date Published
1983

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