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Maya Angelou

Author : Vicki Cox
ISBN : 9781438100913
Genre : African American authors
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Each title features: - In Their Own Words boxes offering selected quotations from the subject - Did You Know? boxes that highlight fascinating facts about each person - Chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a listing of related Web sites. - A final chapter that delves into the legacy of the subject's thoughts and deeds for new generations of black Americans.

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.

Maya Angelou

Author : L. Patricia Kite
ISBN : 0822534266
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Read about the life of the famous African-American author.

Maya Angelou The Iconic Self 2nd Edition

Author : Mary Jane Lupton
ISBN : 9781440837593
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou. It examines the changing viewpoints in her six autobiographies within the context of women's and African American autobiographies, with specific reference to the slave narrative and to contemporary fiction and film. • Examines each of Maya Angelou's six autobiographies, enabling readers to understand what growing up black and female in the United States was like • Traces the development of black autobiography from its roots in the slave narrative to its presence in contemporary fiction and film • Highlights the exclusive 1997 interview between Maya Angelou and the author • Examines Maya Angelou's achievements as a poet • Discusses all of Angelou's autobiographies regarding their settings, themes, plot development, and other narrative techniques • Offers an alternate reading for each autobiography

The Heart Of A Woman

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780748122363
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King. 'She has a great capacity for love, to give, and receive it' Margaret Busby

And Still I Rise

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9781405526784
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. 'The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/ and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/ sings of freedom.' Of her poetry, KIRKUS REVIEWS has written, 'It is just as much a part of her biography as I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, GATHER TOGETHER in MY NAME, SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTING MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS, and HEART OF A WOMAN.

Maya Angelou

Author : Marcia Ann Gillespie
ISBN : 9780385526609
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beautifully designed and featuring over 150 sepia portraits, family photographs, and letters from the life of one of the world’s most beloved and admired artists, this moving biography will appeal to all fans of the poet laureate, phenomenal bestselling author, and scribe for the people, Dr. Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou’s memoirs, essay and poetry collections, and cookbooks have sold millions of copies. Now, MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION offers an unusual and irresistible look at her life and her myriad interests and accomplishments. Created by the people who know her best—her longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler—it is part tribute, part scrapbook, capturing Angelou at home, at work, and in the public eye. Readers who have come to know and love Maya Angelou will be surprised and delighted by this personal, illustrated portrait of the renowned poet, author, playwright, and humanitarian.

I Shall Not Be Moved

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780307802071
Genre : Poetry
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The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. From the Hardcover edition.

Conversations With Maya Angelou

Author : Jeffrey M. Elliot
ISBN : 087805362X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The collected interviews of a fascinating American woman, the acclaimed writer of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings & Gather Together in My Name.

A Song Flung Up To Heaven

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780748122394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers.

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