Cover for First-Line Fridays on Peachy Books showing a cue card with the typed quote: He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. from Raphael Sabatini in Scaramouche
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First-Line Fridays | Maya Angelou

Image of a caged bird with a background of a creek with sun rays and trees covering it with a quote from Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings: The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ / 5 Peaches


An unflinchingly brave and soulful retelling of Angelou’s beginnings that is equal parts terrifying and inspirational.

Not for the faint of heart, this intimate and honest work has brought solace to many who have sung that fearful trill of the caged bird.

I hope you will join me this week on Peachy Books as I highlight some memorable quotes in a meme collection honouring a legendary role model to many, myself included, Maya Angelou.


Have You Heard?

Maya Angelou has been recognised as the national treasure she so rightly is by being the first black woman to be featured on the US quarter. Take a minute to check it out on YouTube here:

Have you read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings?

Which of Maya Angelou’s books or poems do you favour?

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