Descriptions I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
“Today Maya Angelou is one of the world’s most respected writers and poets. In the 1930’s and 1940’s she was a poor Black girl growing up in the segregated American South. She suffered prejudice and cruelty from people she trusted as well as at the hands of an unjust society. Above all, Maya learned about the power of love and hope. This is Maya’s true story.” – back cover.