I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
A distinguished African-American poet recalls the anguish of her Arkansas childhood and her adolescence in northern slums.
Challenged in the Manheim Township, Pa. schools (2007) due to sexual references. The book was retained in the ninth-grade English curriculum, but it was decided to teach the book later in the school year, after a public forum was held with parents to discuss that book and the entire literary canon of the English department. Challenged in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho School District (2007). Some parents say the book, along with five others, should require parental permission for students to read them.