Scott's Book Nook

By: Scott Moore

Scott's Fast Facts

Title


  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Author


  • Maya Angelou


Publisher


  • Random House


ISBN



  • 978055313840


Genre of Book


  • Autobiography


Awards


  • Correta Scott King Award

Personal Review

This book was one of the most inspirational books I have ever read in my entire 14 years of living. It shows a young African-American girl growing up in the U.S. as she faces problems like racism, abuse, and sexism. This book was written by Maya Angelou whom shows symbolism throughout the story, she even shows it in the title. Maya has a really great way of describing every aspect of the story. The story is very vivid and breathtaking with every line.


This book is a great read for older adults "not recommended for kids". It has a lot of themes that wouldn't be good for young adolescents. Thats the only problem with this book. I think that this book is a must read for those who have had troubles in their lives. Maya shows that strength and perseverance which is why I highly recommend this book.

Professional reviews

The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the product of a born writer's senses nourished on black church singing and preaching, soft mother talk and salty street talk, and on literature: James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Shakespeare and Gorki.
New York Times Book Review


Maya Angelou's autobiography was the first book I ever read that made me feel my life as a colored girl growing up in Mississippi deserved validation. I loved it from the opening lines.
Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Magazine

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