I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Mass Market Paperback)

By Maya Angelou

Bantam, 9780553279375, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1983

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/3/2011)
Digital Audiobook (11/28/2005)
Mass Market (4/21/2009)
Paperback (4/21/2009)
Prebound (4/21/2009)
CD-Audio (3/1/2019)
Paperback (5/12/1997)
(4/1/1983)
Mass Market Paperback (4/1/1983)
Hardcover (1/1/1970)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/4/2011)

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Description

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.



Praise For I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

"This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts of all black men and women... 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. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved... Her portrait is a biblical study in life in the midst of death."—James Baldwin

"Simultaneously touching and comic"—New York Times

"It is a heroic and beautiful book."—Clevland Plain Dealer

"Maya Angelou is a natural writer with an inordinate sense of life and she has written and exceptional autobiographical narrative... a beautiful book—an unconditionally involving memoir for our time or any time."—Kirkus Reviews