I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Nominated for a National Book Award, this book is an autobiography of the author’s motivational life story. The book covers themes of racism, rape, literature and oppression. It sheds light on the plight of African American women during the 1930’s and 40’s.
“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.”