Understanding I know why the caged bird sings : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents / Joanne Megna-Wallace.

Maya Angelou's autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for a National Book Award, yet in 1995 it topped the list of books most frequently challenged in schools and libraries. This interdisciplinary collection of documents and commentary explores the historical and social con...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Megna-Wallace, Joanne, 1954-
Corporate Author: Greenwood Press (Westport, Conn.)
Other title:I know why the caged bird sings.
Format: eBook
Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series:Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Table of Contents:
  • The journey to maturity and self-esteem: a literary analysis of Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings
  • Violence and intimidation as a means of social control: a historical overview of race relations in the South
  • Segregated schools: an institutional method of social control
  • The African American church
  • The African American family and other role models
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Censorship.