I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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What adversity did Maya Angelou and Bailey faced in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Maya and Bailey are abandoned by their parents. The parents divorce when the children are little and send their children to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother (Momma). They travel alone and are stamped like baggage, a sad symbol that their parents view them as baggage. Even though Momma is able to care for them financially (she owns a store) and she loves them, they struggle with the abandonment throughout their lives. In Stamps, they face prejudice and...

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