I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou


This previously banned memoir provides a window into Angelou’s difficult childhood navigating racial prejudices in smalltown Arkansas. While littered with youthful misunderstandings and misbehaving that will leave you chuckling, Angelou masterfully highlights the sorrowful realism of discrimination and the freedom and empowerment of education. Poetic and powerful, this book will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. – Louisa