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One of a series offering classic and contemporary fiction and other literary work for schools, to suit a range of ages and tastes. Maya Angelou's autobiographical account of her childhood and early youth in 1930s America is an evocation of a black girl's struggle against her oppressors. In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life, including a tragic occurrence while visiting her mother in St. Louis and her formative years spent in California--where an unwanted pregnancy changed her life forever. Marvelously told, with Angelou's "gift for language and observation," this "remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are shamefully ignorant."
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|Item Weight:||0.66 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.67 x 7.6 x 7.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.58 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.57 x 1.11 x 1.11 inches|
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