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Critical Insights: I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Maya Angelou'sI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings took the world by storm when it was published in 1969. As it shot to the top of best-seller lists, it made Angelou one of the most recognized black women in America. Despite controversy over its frank depiction of sexual abuse, the autobiography is still widely read in high schools and colleges across the country.

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