I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - A 30-Minute Instaread Summary PDF ePub eBook

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - A 30-Minute Instaread Summary free pdf PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - A 30-minute Instaread SummaryInside this Instaread Summary: - Overview of the entire book- Introduction to the important people in the book- Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book- Key Takeaways of the book- A Reader's PerspectivePreview of this summary: Chapter 1Marguerite was three and her brother, Bailey, four when they arrived in Stamps, Arkansas. They were to live with their grandmother, Momma Henderson, because their parents in California were divorcing. Momma owned a general store in the heart of the black area and sold lunches to workers all over town. During cotton season, the pickers left their lunch sacks at the store to be filled. Marguerite saw how the grueling, low-paid drudgery wore them down. Years later she would lash out against the stereotype of happy cotton pickers singing in the fields.Chapter 2Momma's son, Uncle Willie, made sure the children learned their lessons. Uncle Willie was dropped by a baby-sitter as an infant. This accident left his body twisted and one hand deformed. People tried not to look at him. He wore starched shirts and shined shoes. He tried to stand proud, but was the local scapegoat and butt of jokes. In a world where a strong black man could barely get by, Uncle Willie was resented because his family owned a store filled with shelves of food and other goods. One afternoon, he broke down when strangers asked to take his photo. Marguerite felt his pain at being stereotyped as a cripple.Though she read and enjoyed the works of many classical white and black writers, Marguerite fell in love with Shakespeare because the first line in Sonnet 29, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes. (Ch2, EPUB)," expressed exactly how she felt, and how she knew Uncle Willie felt...

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Author : Instaread Summary
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 11 July 2014
ISBN : 1500487872
EAN : 9781500487874
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 60 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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