I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

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Assigned for school reading DO NOT READ

Sexual content. Should not be an assigned reading for students. There are other readings that can be used to explore the poetic writing and reflections that would not involve students reading through sex scenes and abuse. Tell your school teacher your child won't be reading it and ask for an alternative.

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love stories of the African-American experience

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