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Bookworm Series Finale (Part 10 of 10)

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book.jpgMaya Angelou believes that a writer who tells the truth can be read by anyone. James Baldwin, for example, can be enjoyed by black, white, Muslim or Jewish readers -- indeed by anyone who values reading the truth. Great literature takes us out of the limiting cage of identity politics -- into the realm of truth.

 

Read an excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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