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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • 1. Author/ ContextPlot SummarySettingCharactersCriticism on the Story
  • 2.  born in April 4, 1928 at St. Louis, Missouri. came from a broken family  1969 she published I Know Why Caged Birds Sing has been called "Americas most visible black female autobiographer“. has a bad childhood
  • 3. -Marguerite, or Maya, Johnson is a young black girlgrowing up in the racist town of Stamps, Arkansas.-was sent to Arkansas along with her brother whenshe was 3 and he was 4-Momma took care of them-Maya and her brother were both very intelligent-Maya does not understand why white people treatblack people so terribly.-She is merely expected to sit still and keep hermouth shut.-Father took them to St. Louis

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