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Meet Maya Angelou (Landmark Books)

Valerie Spain

Meet Maya Angelou (Landmark Books)

by Valerie Spain

  • 161 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9320085M
    ISBN 100606293914
    ISBN 109780606293914

    Maya Angelou in San Francisco, at the time of the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was only three and she essencewas sent with her brother Bailey to live with their grandmother in the small town of Stamps, Arkansas.   Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, – ) was a celebrated poet, memoirist, singer, dancer, actor, and civil rights activist. Her autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," a bestseller published in and nominated for the National Book Award, revealed her experiences growing up as an African-American Author: Femi Lewis.

    Meet-the-Author Recording with Maya Angelou about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Created by TeachingBooks. Listen to the Recording () Share. Browse books by Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. by Maya Angelou. 17 Resources1 Award. Add to Reading List Share this Book. An acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. Angelou had a broad career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, but became most famous as a writer, editor, essayist, playwright, and poet. As a civil rights activist, Angelou worked for Dr. Martin Luther King.

    Maya Angelou () was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights advocate best known for her seven autobiographies. Her first biography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to age 17 and brought her international recognition and published three books of essays, several collections of poems, and received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.   This was a gift for my sister but I also have a copy. She said reading it was like getting to meet Maya Angelou which she’d always wanted to do but never got the chance. I also really love this book. Her words are so striking and powerful. It’s a must read for everyone in my opinion/5.


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Poet, playwright, actress, singer, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou is a role model for women, African Americans, and all Americans. A sensitive yet accessible approach to difficult subjects as well as an introduction to a great figure in our recent history, this book is sure to motivate discussion/5(2).

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A biography of the multi-faceted African-American woman, Maya Angelou, tracing her life from her childhood in the segrated South to her prominence as a well-known writer.4/5(1).

Meet Maya Angelou (Bullseye Biography) Paperback – December 1, by Valerie Spain (Author)/5(2). Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction bestseller by an African American woman.

Angelou Born:   Maya Angelou’s first autobiographical work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (), gained critical acclaim and a National Book Award nomination. Her best known poem is perhaps On the Pulse of Morning, which she composed and delivered for the inauguration of U.

"Angelou, Maya." Literary Lifelines. Nicola Chalton. Vol. Danbury: Grolier Educational, Print. Spain, Maya Angelou. New York: Random House. Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4th,in St.

Louis, Missouri and she was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. With over 50 honorary doctorate degrees, Dr. Maya Angelou became a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.

The book, published when Angelou was in her early 40s, broke ground for its stark portrayal of racism and personal trauma — and its wide appeal. “If growing up is painful for the Southern Black.

Meet Maya Angelou. [Valerie Spain] -- A biography of the multi-faceted African-American woman, Maya Angelou, tracing her life from her childhood in the segrated South to her prominence as a well-known writer.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Meet the Author Maya Angelou. Although her career has included many years as an actress, singer, dancer, director, and producer on stage and on television, Maya Angelou is best known for her writing, particularly her autobiographical writing.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Stamps, Arkansas, by her grandmother, Angelou suffered. See the winners in the only major book awards decided by readers.

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Chances are your friends are discussing their favorite (and least favorite) books on Goodreads. Because ♥Meagan♥ liked. An author whose series of autobiographies is as admired for its lyricism as its politics, Maya Angelou is a writer who s done it all.

Angelou's poetry and prose -- and her refusal to shy away from writing about the difficult times in her past -- have made her an inspiration to her readers. In Maya Angelou, a single mother and struggling actress, accepted the position of northern coordinator for the New York office of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

It was in this capacity that Angelou first met Martin Luther King. The works of Maya Angelou encompass autobiography, plays, poetic, and television producer. She also had an active directing, acting, and speaking career.

She is best known for her books, including her series of seven autobiographies, starting with the critically acclaimed I Know Why the. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.

The Complete Poetry. Rainbow in the Cloud. The Heart of a Woman. I Shall Not Be Moved. Gather Together in My Name. Even The Stars Look Lonesome. Letter to My Daughter. Rainbow in the Cloud. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first documentary about Dr. Maya Angelou. The Maya Angelou Documentary will reflect on how the events of history, culture, and the arts shaped Dr.

Angelou’s life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism. Meet Maya Angelou. [Valerie Spain] -- An account of how Maya Angelou became an actress, a dancer, a TV producer, and a famous writer. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. When I picked up I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou I knew two things: 1. The author is friends with Oprah and the Clintons.

The book is considered a classic. The book is mostly set in the tiny town of Stamps, Arkansas. I lived much of my childhood within an hour's drive of Stamps so I found that detail very interesting/5. Home > Books > Meet Maya Angelou (Paperback image) What is JacketFlap. JacketFlap connects you to the work of more thanauthors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults.

The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young /5(4). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou.

The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their .Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, to Bailey, a dietician and Vivian Johnson, a nurse, in St.

Louis, Missouri. Marguerite had an older brother, Bailey Jr., and the two children lived with their parents till the former was three years old.Just 51 years ago, an autobiography from a contemporary African American woman was rare, verging on non-existent.

But that changed inwhen Maya Angelou, published her first book.