At the age of thirteen, Maya and her brother, Bailey, moved to San Francisco to live with their mother.
"The air of collective displacement, the impertinence of life in wartime and the gauche personalities of the more recent arrivals tended to dissipate my own sense of not belonging. In San Francisco for the first time, I perceived myself as part of something."
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. Copyright 1969, by Maya Angelou.