All parent member reviews for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Educator and Parent Written byCRYING FOR REFORM March 15, 2013

NOT OK for 14-yr-olds!!!

NOT OK FOR 14-YR-OLDS!!! Not for kids unless you don't care about your children having disturbing and haunting images of sex in their minds (vivid description of rape of an 8-yr-old by a middle-aged man) before they have had a chance to develop firmly their thoughts of sex as an act of love between a man and a wife.
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Too much sex
Parent Written by4concernedparents September 24, 2014

An adult book

The book features details about the rape of an 8 year old girl by her stepfather, tween sex between and 11 year old and a 14 year old, pages of the author questioning her sexuality as a 16 year old, deciding to get herself a man to prove she wasn't a lesbian, and getting pregnant from that one afternoon union. The tone is somewhat detached. The book also features descriptions of budding female genitalia. Although a biography which might lend insight into racial discrimination, other books convey the same message without the disturbing sexual situations.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Educator Written byRMS CLS February 1, 2016