Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Examines the life and accomplishments of the African American writer performer and teacher Includes a selection of her poetry

  • Title: Maya Angelou
  • Author: Patricia Kirkpatrick John Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781583412817
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Examines the life and accomplishments of the African American writer, performer, and teacher Includes a selection of her poetry.

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    1. Text SummaryIn her poetry, Maya Angelou reflects the African American experience and the voices of those who have been oppressed historically. She captures the spirit and resilience of the African American woman in her poem “Still I Rise”: “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.” In “Letters to an Aspiring Junkie,” Angelou exposes the problems occurring within the streets of her communi [...]

    2. I found this book one day while browsing through the non-fiction section of my library. I am very familiar with Maya Angelou's work ("And Still I Rise" and "Phenomenal Woman" are two of the most powerful poems ever written), but I didn't know much about her personal life. This book is a good introduction to Angelou for young readers, and includes photos, art, poetry and personal quotes.

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