I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is a memoir. Maya talks about her experiences growing up as an African American. She has to face discrimination and family problems, and tries to find her place in society. Finally, she is able to break certain barriers that society has created. Is she truly able to find her place?
The best part of this book was how the author weaved in pieces of wisdom from mentors in her life. However, certain parts of the book were disturbing and not pleasant to picture. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading about the history of notable people in our society. The cover of this book changes depending on the edition you read, but the idea of a “caged bird” is alluded to in the book. From the covers I have seen, the color scheme and fonts match the overall theme of the book. I rate this book ⅗ stars because even though I did not personally enjoy it, I think there are others who would find this piece of literature extremely interesting.