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Topic: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

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Subject: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 2:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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I am nearly finished reading the above book; it's been on my TBR pile as long as I can remember! I REALLY enjoyed reading this--I laughed until I cried last night.  Of course there are some less than pleasant topics in the book, too, but I'm learning that I really, really love Maya Angelou's writings.

Before this, I also read Letter(s) to My Daughter by Ms. Angelou as well.  I checked it out of the library, read it in a single day, and then put it on my WL as a "keeper" book. 

I know there are several other books out there by Ms. Angelou, at least one that is a sequel to the "Caged Bird" book.... anyone care to vouch for how good those others are?  I somehow doubt I will be disappointed, but then one just never knows. 

If you haven't read either "Caged Bird" or "Letters", I most highly recommend them!

Nancy A.

Date Posted: 12/12/2008 4:51 AM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2008
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Hi Nancy,

I read I know Why The Caged Bird Sings as a teen and again recently. I do love it. I think Ms. Angelou's early works have greater depth than what she has cranked out in the last fifteen years or so. There are some exceptions, but for me, her earlier works are very much worth reading. Check out the titles that are normally sold in the box with Cage.


Date Posted: 12/14/2008 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
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I read a lot of Maya Angelou in my teens.  I think Caged Bird was my favorite but I remember really liking Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now and Singin' and Swingin' and gettin merry like Christmas.