I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the autobiographical story of Maya Angelou. It chronicles the author's childhood in her grandmother's home in Arkansas and ends after her first pregnancy and delivery at the age of seventeen. The novel deals heavily with racism during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s and with Maya's long struggle to overcome her own internalized notions about black inferiority and come into her own as a self-possessed woman.
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies is a book by Naomi Klein about the role of brands in multi-national corporations' domination in the era of globalization. The book has four parts: "No Space," concerning the shifts in branding and the growing importance over brand name over actual product, "No Choice" explores the means by which corporations come to dominate the market, "No Jobs" examines corporations' unjust labor practices both within and outside the US, and "No Logo" studies various anti-consumerist movements that have developed during the 1990s.