I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
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Jul 20, 2021

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography by Maya Angelou. The story revolves around a young girl named Marguerite, who is also known as Maya Angelou, the author. Marguerite lives in Stamps, Arkansas. She is a black girl, living with her Uncle Willie and her grandmother, who she soon calls Momma. Marguerite has one brother named Bailey.

I believe that Maya Angelou’s autobiography was well-written. I enjoyed reading this book because it includes many events and details about what has happened to Marguerite. It shows her hard work and determination to do things. The book also shows Marguerite’s struggles with racism. People do not treat her right. Once she meets someone, she starts to love her skin color and her race. I don’t quite understand the cover, but it has some birds and sunset. I do think it symbolizes something to do with race.  I give this book a 5/5 rating. It was well-written and had many life lessons.

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Saathwika A.

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