If I hadn’t read the back cover, I wouldn’t have realized this book is autobiographical. She writes with such humor and feeling that you forget these things really happened to her. You want to root for her, even – or maybe especially – when life makes it seem like she’s a bird trapped in a cage with no way to escape.
Title – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author – Maya Angelou
Page count – 290
Rating – Borrow, although I bought mine at a used book store and will probably keep it because I need to read it at least one more time.
CW: rape/sexual assault. If reading a rape scene could trigger flashbacks for you, make sure you’re in the right mental space before reading this book. Continue reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)”