Gilbert, S. (1999). Paths to escape in Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings: A casebook Oxford Univ. Press: UK
Moore, O. (1999) Learning to live in Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings: A casebook Oxford Univ. Press: UK
Braxton, JM Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings: A casebook
A&E Television Networks. Maya Angelou Biography. 2012. Web. 28 January 2012.
American Academy of Achievement. Maya Angelou Biography. 31 May 2011. Web. 28 January 2012.
Angelou, Maya. "Chapter 1: Narration | Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou." 1970. Highered.mcgraw-hill.com Web site. Web. 28 January 2012.
-- . I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1969. Book.
Cecil, Kelly Holland. "Maya Angelou | 1928 - ." 1998. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Web. 29 January 2012.
Mayaangelou.com. Maya Angelou - Biography. 2012. Web. 28 January 2012.
-- . Maya Angelou - Books. 2012. Web. 28 January 2012.
-- . Maya Angelou - Films. 2012. Web. 28 January 2012.
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Moore, Lucinda. "A Conversation with Maya Angelou at 75." April 2003. Smithsonian.com. Web. 29 January 2012.
Poemhunter.com. Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. 3 January 2003. Web. 28 January 2012.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam Books, 1970.
Chesnutt, Charles W. The Marrow of Tradition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1969.
Ellison, Ralph. The Invisible Man. New York: vintage Books, 1989.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Classic, 1990.
Larsen, Nella. Passing. New York: Modern Library, 2000.
Wright, Richard. Native Son. New York: Perennial Library, 1987.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1969.
This is the primary source for this paper, and it is a book. This source must be reliable, as it is the primary source document for this subject matter, but it is also the primary autobiography of Maya Angelou, and thus, it serves as the most important work of this paper. The source is also reliable because it is clear, even though Angelou may add some fictional details to this work, that she clearly remembers her youth and growth as a time of change, development, and learning, with racial prejudice and repression as a part of her youth.
Anonymous. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Freethought-Forum.com. 2005. 27 Feb. 2008. http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1973
This electronic source (Web site) contains a forum topic regarding Angelou's book, with several different unique and compelling reactions to the work. This is a reliable source in that it contains people's honest assessments of the book and their reaction to it, and is valuable to the paper because it adds another dimension to literary criticism and reaction to the work.
Bloom, Harold, ed. Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998.
This print source is a book that contains essays and commentary by critic Harold Bloom and others about Angelou's work. It is extremely relevant because it is scholarly, well thought out, and gives the reader additional insight to the author and her thoughts and aspirations for the book.
Dority, Barbara. "Artistic Repression in America." The Humanist May 1999: 36.
This print journal article is a short look at repression and book banning in America. It is relevant because it gives the reason Angelou's book has been banned or burned in the past.
Editors. "The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000." American Library Association. 2007. 27 Feb. 2008. http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.htm
This Web site from the American Library Association lists the top 100 challenged books in America between 1990 and 2000, including Angelou's book. It is relevant because it adds to the information on banning and challenging her book for "sexual content."
Holmes, Eric. "This Is Week a Good to Point out Nationally Challenged Books." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) 27 Sept. 2006: 1.
This newspaper article in print adds to the information about Angelou's book being banned in many areas. It is relevant because it shows that her book is still being challenged today.
Megna-Wallace, Joanne. Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings a Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
This book in print is a student casebook to the work, including essays, references, and historical documents that are relevant to the work. It is relevant because it includes literary criticism and historical backup.
Woodard, Loretta G. "Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents." The Journal of Negro History 86.2 (2001): 188+.
This journal article in print is a review of the student casebook directly above. It is relevant because the author critiques the Casebook, but Angelou's work as well.