The Question and Answer section for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think she wanted to protect her children from the extreme racism of the American South.
Bailey returns home one day mortified. He has just witnessed a dead black man being pulled from a pond. He wonders why white people hate black people so much. Angelou writes about the loss of innocence that black boys feel at such a young age. The...
Mrs. Flowers opens up the world of literature to Marguerite. She helps Maya to find her voice again after her rape by encouraging her to use the words of artists, poets and writers.