I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1

Maya Angelou

nonfiction memoir emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

309 pages | first published 1969

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In this first volume of her seven books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimin...
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emotional 80%
reflective 73%
inspiring 51%
sad 35%
challenging 32%
hopeful 26%
informative 23%
dark 22%
funny 10%
tense 7%
adventurous 6%
lighthearted 1%


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