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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Paul Benjamin Paul Benjamin
Freeman
Ruby Dee Ruby Dee
Grandmother Baxter
Roger E. Mosley Roger E. Mosley
Bailey Sr.
Esther Rolle Esther Rolle
Momma
Madge Sinclair Madge Sinclair
Miss Flowers
John Driver John Driver
Bailey Jr.


Written by
Maya Angelou Maya Angelou
(book)


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Description: Based on the writings of African-American poet/playwright Maya Angelou. Though she eventually became America's poet laureate, Angelou was once just another little black girl growing up in Depression-era Arkansas. Her efforts to better herself run up against the stone wall of bigotry; in addition, the girl is traumatized into sullen silence by a brutal rape. Slowly, and with the loving support of her dedicated mother, Angelou overcomes her many deprivations and, by the time she is a high school senior, she has been elected class valedictorian. ... (more)
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