#1: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Book Review

The first book I’m reading, reviewing and resourcing this year is I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Watch my review of the text below.


Link to my IKWTCBS Book Review: http://wp.me/p4QVPN-nq

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.
Originally published: 1969
Author: Maya Angelou
Original language: English
Genres: Biography, Autobiography

My Favorite Passage:IKWTCBS Resource




  1. I loved reading her books, this book was my favourite of them all. Maya Angelou moved me deeply and I continue to feel connected to her experience. Everyone should read this book to gain an understanding of history. I enjoyed your book review too


    1. Thank you so much for checking it out! She truly is amazing, and this book held so much gold. Thank you for commenting as well! Was there another book that you read by her that you also really enjoyed?

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      1. I enjoyed reading all of her autobiographies, her writing is full of emotion and honesty which I like and after reading her books I came away feeling that I learnt something worthwhile and even more expanded by her wisdom and experience. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was my first, I choose the others by the titles I felt drawn to and not by chronological order which was a mistake. I won’t make that same mistake when I reread them. If I had to choose another one to recommend it would be the last book I read, Even The Stars Look Lonesome. Great blog, I enjoyed my visit


  2. Great video! “Caged” was the first Maya book I read from her when I was in the 6th grade. I pulled an all-nighter and read it from cover to cover before getting up to go to school. It was absolutely amazing. Then I read ALL the others within 2 weeks from my library and then bought them new to add to my Black author collection. Letters to My Daughters is in my TBR pile …btw, nice to meet you!😚

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    1. Hi Marquessa! I thought I responded to this went you wrote it! Thank you! Her work is truly amazing. That’s so beautiful that you have a special connection to her as an author! How lovely! Have you read books by Toni Morrison?

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        1. I feel you too. Every one’s got their style. 😊In my current online story for A to Z challenge this month, I’m trying to give my readers less visual descriptions but more “thoughts”. Have a Blessed day!

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  3. Hi Sarahn – I quite enjoyed your video; especially after reading another blog post citing “little-known facts about Maya Angelou” (as gleaned from a recent documentary about her life). It seems that many people are aware of Maya Angelou WITHOUT knowing or having read any of her autobiographies!


    1. Thank you Leslie! I really enjoyed the work and look forward to reading more of her books. Still I Rise and Phenomenal Woman were the first two poems I memorized at the age of 9 so I’ve always had a special relationship with her.

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