“I know Why the Caged Bird Sings” literally changed my life. It was one of the first books I had ever picked up as a child and read, and it started my love affair with literature that still is a passion of mine till this day. The book was so full of promise and distinction, I remember feeling the words written with my energy and soul. She was so gifted in her many talents, I could only hope but one day to achieve a quarter of the wisdom she possessed. Sleep in heavenly peace, Dr. Maya Angelou.