I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“A touching story, about a strong girl growing up in hard times in Southern USA. It is about Ms. Angelou’s childhood. She has some amazing tales from her childhood, some which are universal that many of us can relate to, and others that were not. This book gives us a small peek of what it was like to live poor, and black in those times. I say those times, but I know many parts of America, and the world, are still ‘those times’.

The chapters that especially made me angry were about the doctors refusing to treat colored patients. I just can’t imagine how strong a person it takes to walk with your head held high in the face of such flagrant bigotry.

Maya Angelou is a great writer, and I encourage you to read this book. Sadly, the book sort of just ends with the birth of her child but as this is labeled, Autobiography #1, she does continue her story in the next book, Gather Together in my Name.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book #23 in my #ReadingChallenge2021 #Books #BookReview #USA #MayaAngelou #racism “,

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