About this book
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.
First edition identification
Random House published the first edition of the novel in 1969. Markings for a first edition are characteristic of the publisher with the words "First Edition" clearly stated on the copyright page. The first issue also has a red-stained top edge.
- Title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- Author Angelou, Maya
- Binding unknown
- Edition [ Edition: Repri
- Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
- Date 1971-12
- ISBN 9780553131840