Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

I finished reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou last night. It is a wonderful book. You can't help but fall in love with the girl Maya. This book was written with a strong and gentle voice. Maya's determined soul certainly propelled her to greater heights than probably even she expected.

You walk with Maya through the tragedies and triumphs of her childhood. She was moved around much, but Momma (her grandmother) gave her a strong anchor. She learned from all the adults in her life, and despite their shortcomings, she seemed to see the good in everyone.

She recounts her experiences how they happened. Even the things that we might not want to see are shown candidly. The innocence of a child is what is seen--a child that does not have a vacuum existence.

Thanks for a great read.

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