Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 11 minutes
First Published: 1969
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 will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
Quotes from I know why the caged bird sings
Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.
Movie Trailer for i know why the caged bird sings (1979)
About maya angelou
Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. She died in 2014 in North Carolina, USA. Visit the author’s website →