publication . Doctoral thesis . 1991

Freeing Maya Angelou's Caged Bird

Graham, Joyce L.;
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  • Published: 05 Aug 1991
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study involves a comprehensive examination of one book, Maya Angelou's autobiographical I Know Why Why the Caged Bird Sings, since it was first published in 1970. Recognized as an important literary work, the novel is used in many middle and secondary school classrooms throughout the united States. Additionally, the work often is challenged in public schools on the grounds of its sexual and/or racial content. The purpose of this study included establishing the importance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as a significant literary work; documenting how and why the book is used in schools; recording the censorship history of the book and preparing a case stu...
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free text keywords: Literature history and criticism, LD5655.V856 1991.G723
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