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    conductor; an unmarried mother; the madam of a San Diego brothel; a prostitute, a showgirl, and an actress (Lichtler, 861927397.html). Her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings argues persuasively that what made Angelou's pursuit of her exceptionally high potential so unconventional -- as well as so inspiring -- was the racism that seemed determined to keep her down. In her book, an autobiography, Angelou paints a vivid picture of a poor black girl who, with her brother Bailey, was sent to live with their

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    Maya Angelou

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    three years her parents divorced, and both Maya and her older brother Bailey, were sent to Stamps, Arkansas. Once in Stamps, the children were cared for by their paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson (Neubauer  21). In her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou tells the story of her childhood.  She also makes the reader keenly aware of her close connection with her grandmother.  Stephen Butterfield says of Caged Bird (in his Black Autobiography in America

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    Tragedy struck both of these women at the age of eight.  Ms. Walker lost her sight in one eye.  Ms. Angelou was raped.  Each described the incident as part of a larger work.  Ms. Walker related her experience in the body of an essay published in her book, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens.  Ms. Angelou told her story as a chapter in her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  Although both wrote about their traumatic experience, the way each depicted the incident was distinct and seemed

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    Maya Angelou: A Source of Humanity

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    director (Shafer). Today, she lectures throughout the US and abroad and has been Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina since 1981. She has published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations. At the request of President Clinton, she wrote and delivered a poem at his 1993 presidential inauguration. Maya Angelou, poet, was among the first African-American women to hit the bestsellers

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    censorship controversy, and the person she became. One of the earliest examples of race relations in the book symbolizes the strict dichotomy of opportunity for black and white children. On the second page, Marguerite explains how she wished that she would wake up in a white world, with blond hair, blue eyes, and she would shudder from the nightmare of being black. Thus, from the beginning of the book, race relations were one of the major themes. Maya Angelou also shows the effect of oppression on

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    hacker crackdown

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    Freedom, and Privacy Electronic Afterword to *The Hacker Crackdown,* New Years' Day 1994 Preface to the Electronic Release of *The Hacker Crackdown* January 1, 1994 -- Austin, Texas Hi, I'm Bruce Sterling, the author of this electronic book. Out in the traditional world of print, *The Hacker Crackdown* is ISBN 0-553-08058-X, and is formally catalogued by the Library of Congress as "1. Computer crimes -- United States. 2. Telephone -- United States -- Corrupt practices. 3. Programming

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    Comprehension Question

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    watching the TV. What does Montag think about the old woman and all the books he has destroyed?
Montag is kept thinking about the old woman who burnt herself with the books. He feels terribly guilty and even nauseous about the situation he had as a fireman (maybe also with the fact Montag couldn’t save the old women) but at the same time, Montag also envies her that the old women satisfied with her life with having and enjoying books. Summarize Beatty’s explanation of how the need for firemen arose.
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    perspective and diversity

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    different race, cultures and ethnicities. In the aspect of looking at perspective and diversity in the children’s book market, there are some many studies that have been shown to prove that this happens in approx. 90 percent of the children’s books today in some way, shape or form. I found through my research that a great book to point this out in is The Littlest Knight by Carol Moore. I this book by Carol Moore talks about how a blacksmith admires a princess. The catch is that the princess is not allowed

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    and we want to engender the love of reading in our children as well. Furthermore, I am a firm believer in what Emilie Buchwald once said, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” We read to them daily, and my daughter goes through books so quickly I cannot keep up with her. They see us reading all the time, and as a result, they both enjoy taking a break to relax and read a

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    The range of books found in a classroom library should be wide to fit each individuals interests and needs. Seely Flint (2014) emphasise that there should be a core collection of books that stay the same all year round for students to familiarise themselves with a revolving collection that is changed on a weekly basis, reflecting student 's interests. While Fountas and Pinnell (2006) stress that there should be selections of books available for students to read at, above

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