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Who Was Maya Angelou

Author : Ellen Labrecque
ISBN : 9780399542961
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black—and first female—streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and calypso dancer. But Angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780307477729
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

Maya Angelou The Complete Poetry

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780349006222
Genre : Poetry
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From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.

Maya Angelou

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781604131772
Genre : African Americans in literature
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Provides critical analysis of Angelou's works.

Maya Angelou

Author : Don Nardo
ISBN : 9780756518899
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biography of poet and activist Maya Angelou.

The Collected Autobiographies Of Maya Angelou

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 0679643257
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A single volume omnibus edition featuring Angelou's celebrated autobiographies contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. 20,000 first printing.

Maya Angelou

Author : Mary Jane Lupton
ISBN : 0313303258
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Critically examines Angelou's five autobiographical novels, bringing in important comparative figures in African American literature and in autobiography.

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