Angelou, age sixteen, has just given birth to an illegitimate baby boy. World War II has just ended and African-Americans returning home from the war re-encounter racism -- which is not a temporary aberration. Angelou turns tougher and her remembering evokes an immediacy of long-ago dejection.
This book manages to teach the reader how wrong racism is without being too "teachy". It's an interesting story that shows us not to judge people by where they came from or what skin color they are.
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