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 autobiography memoir emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

289 pages | first published 1969

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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 mo...
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emotional 80%
reflective 74%
inspiring 51%
sad 34%
challenging 32%
hopeful 27%
informative 23%
dark 22%
funny 10%
tense 7%
adventurous 6%
lighthearted 1%


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