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Who Was Maya Angelou

Author : Ellen Labrecque
ISBN : 9780448488530
Genre : African American women
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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, oStill I Rise,o 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 : 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.

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 : 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.

Maya Angelou

Author : Donna Brown Agins
ISBN : 9780766039926
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Read about Maya Angelou's life: her upbringing, travels, civil rights work, and her writings"--Provided by publisher.

Maya Angelou Poems

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 0553379852
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of poems which celebrate life.

A Song Flung Up To Heaven

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780748122394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now a major Radio 4 drama. 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama 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.

Maya Angelou

Author : Elaine Slivinski Lisandrelli
ISBN : 0894906844
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Portrays the life of this multi-faceted African-American poet, author, and educator.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780748122349
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now the basis of a major Radio 4 drama, Maya Angelou's debut memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (Barack Obama) Maya Angelou's debut memoir has become an classic beloved worldwide. Her six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the her talents and resilience.. 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. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. However, far from being dispiriting, James Baldwin writes, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.' 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou

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