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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - 1st Edition - 1969 - from BookTown USA (SKU: 8006398)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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New York: Random House , 1969. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Numberline (2-9) Copyright 1969 Indicates Random House 2Nd Printing Of First Edition At This Time. (Small Tear At Bottom Of Copyright Page And Tiny Hole Near Numberline) Still Clear And Readable. Hard Cover: Good. Black Cloth Wrapped Boards With Gilt Initials On Front And Title On Spine. Top Edge Of Pages Tinted Red, Red A Bit Faded Near Edge. The Pages Are Clean, Bright, Tightly Bound. Back End-Sheet Has Some Wear Along Side Edge. Dust Jacket Poor Due To Wear, Tears, Pieces Missing Near Edges. Original Price On Front Flap. Flap Has Stain Near Price. Dust Jacket In Clear, Plastic, Protective Cover. .

Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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BookTown USA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
8006398
Title
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Poor
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
Keywords
Classic Literature
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Contemporary Literature;

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