I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


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  • Mikayla: *1st notecard* Remember when you were 9 and thought everyone was friendly? *2nd notecard* What if you were born in a Southern racist community? “My race groaned. It was our people falling, it was another lynching, yet another Black man hanging on a tree…” metaphor *3rd notecard* How would you feel if every "powhitetrash" was against you?
  • Takwa: *4th notecard* What if your parents sent you away when you were young, and you didn't know who they were? The parents are beautiful and rich and let their children live with their grandmother, reminds me of actors and famous people sending their children away or never seeing them or spending time with them because they don’t have time for them *5th notecard* What if you were suddenly thrown into their lives again? Bailey experienced "exaltation" when he met his mom again.
  • *insert train pic here* If you were raped, what would you do? Maya thought Mr. Freeman deserved comeuppance. “I suppose my lifelong paranoia was born in those cold molasses slowed minutes” personification Maya having to hide what happened to her is similar to what many men and women go through today
  • Maya is vexed about her sexuality. Even though Mayas life had been a roller coaster ride, she found that she is competent about learning. *Insert person learning here* Why do the African Americans assume all white people are going to hell? middle of first
  • “Excitement is a drug; and people whose lives are filled with violence are always wondering where next fix is coming from” after the rape slide “Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.” pic of uno reverse card before last slide “It would be safe to say that she [Momma] made me proud to be Negro just by being herself.” insert slide after 1
  • Why did the caged bird sing? I know why the caged bird sings title book
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