In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....From the Trade Paperback edition.
Praise for I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
"I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved."
Praise for GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME
"Gather Together in My Name is part of a select body of literature that includes The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land and Ernest J. Gaines' The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace."
-William McPherson, The Washington Post Book World
Praise for ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES
"This is a superb account by a great women who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre."
-The Boston Globe