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Racism in Maya Angelou"s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Social Issues in Literature) by Claudia Johnson

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Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English


  • Language Arts - General,
  • Social Science - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10604716M
ISBN 100737739010
ISBN 109780737739015

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