Books by Renowned Writer Maya Angelou

  Books by Renowned Writer Maya Angelou

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Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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.

Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780345514400
Pages: 289
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Title: Letter to My Daughter

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, <b>Letter to My Daughter</b> reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. <p>Whether she is recalling lost friends such as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780812980035
Pages: 192
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Title: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power do spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou's latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page. <p>Author, screenwriter and poet Maya Angelou distills the wisdom of a lifetime into this inspiring collection of down-to-earth essays about matters timely and timeless. The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings celebrates the inimitable strength of her womanhood and the power of the word to surpass all boundaries of society and humanity. </p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553569070
Pages: 139
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Title: The Heart of a Woman

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780812980325
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Title: I Shall Not Be Moved

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553354584
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Title: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

<p>I have written of the black American experience, which I know intimately. I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular. What it is like to be human, and American, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on.</p> <p>The compelling wisdom and deeply felt perceptions of Maya Angelou have been cherished by millions of readers. Now, in a continuation of her bestseller <b>Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now,</b> she shares many of her most treasured personal experiences, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations that have touched her heart. <b>Even the Stars Look Lonesome</b> is a profound series of essays that explores aspects of life both big and small, with Maya Angelou serving as the unique, spellbinding guide to a powerful spiritual journey.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553379723
Pages: 160
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Title: Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9781860491917
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Title: Mikale of Hawaii

Author(s): Maya Angelou; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
ISBN 13: 9780375828355
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Title: A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553382037
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Title: And Still I Rise

Author(s): Angelou, Maya
ISBN 13: 9780860687573
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Title: Poems

<p>Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness,&nbsp;&nbsp;sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and&nbsp;&nbsp;celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In&nbsp;&nbsp;this moving volume of poetry, we hear the&nbsp;&nbsp;multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and&nbsp;&nbsp;vibrant writers of our time.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553255768
Pages: 224
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Title: Poems

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553379853
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Title: Gather Together in My Name

<p>In <i>Gather Together in My Name</i> Maya Angelou continues her stunning autobiography. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and mellow, she fills the pages with both wisdom and wonder as she brings us along in her struggle and dance through life.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780812980301
Pages: 224
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Title: Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Throughout Maya Angelou's life food has played a pivotal role at important moments. In HALLELUJAH! THE WELCOME TABLE she narrates some of these tales and then gives us recipes for the food that helped shape her memories.
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9781844081646
Pages: 214
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Title: Mom & Me & Mom

Author(s): Angelou, Maya
ISBN 13: 9780804120937
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Title: Gather Together in My Name

<p>In <i>Gather Together in My Name</i> Maya Angelou continues her stunning autobiography. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and mellow, she fills the pages with both wisdom and wonder as she brings us along in her struggle and dance through life.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780812980301
Pages: 224
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Title: Izak of Lapland

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Lizzy Rockwell
ISBN 13: 9780375828331
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Title: Conversations with Maya Angelou

From Maya Angelou:
I decided many years ago to invent myself. I had obviously been invented by someone else–by a whole society– and I did't like their invention.

All those years in that little town in Arkansas, I learned through the literature. So much that when I later grew to be six feet tall, and at sixteen had a child and was unmarried, years later I decided that this is my world. My grandparents' and great grandparents' and great, great, great grandparents' blood and sweat enriched this soil. So this is my country.

The black writer in particular should throw out all of that propaganda and pressure, disbelieve everything one is told to believe and believe everything one is told not to believe. Start with a completely clean slate and decide, "I will put it out."

To begin with, if you're black and every model of beauty is either white or dark-skinned black, then it has to create some insecurity in a person like me, who couldn't conform. But I was blessed with the advantage of anger. It was a kind of hauteur. I could withdraw from such plebeian company and stand tall and sneer.

Author(s): Jeffrey M. Elliot
ISBN 13: 9780878053629
Pages: 246
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Title: Mrs. Flowers: A Moment of Friendship

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Etienne Delessert
ISBN 13: 9781556280092
Pages: 32
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Title: All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

<p>"Thoroughly enjoyable . . . an important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American."—Los Angeles Times Book Review.</p> <p>This is the fifth volume in Maya Angelou's successful autobiography. </p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780679734048
Pages: 224
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Title: Max Notes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

REA's MAXnotes for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions.

MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Author(s): Research and Education Associat...
ISBN 13: 9780878919567
Pages: 136
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Title: Great Food, All Day Long

Great Food, All Day Long is an essential reference for everyone who wants to eat more healthily and joyfully - and a delightful peek into the kitchen and heart of a remarkable woman.
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9781844087105
Pages: 176
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Title: Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business, and tours Europe and Africa in Porgy and Bess. <p>As the book opens, Maya, in order to support herself and her young son, gets a job in a record shop run by a white woman. Suspicious of almost any kindness shown her, she is particularly confused by the special attentions of a young white customer. Soon the relationship grows into love and then marriage, and Maya believes a permanent relationship is finally possible. But it is not to be, and she is again forced to look for work.</p> <p>This time she finds a job as a dancer in a sleazy San Francisco bar. Her remarkable talent, however, soon brings her attention of a different kind, and before long she is singing in one of the most popular nightclubs on the coast. From there, she is called to New York to join the cast of Porgy and Bess, which is just about to begin another tour abroad.</p> <p>The troupe's joyous and dramatic adventure through Italy, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Egypt becomes the centerpiece of Singin' and Swingin'. This remarkable portrayal of one of the most exciting and talented casts ever put together, and of the encounters between these larger-than-life personalities and audiences who had rarely seen black people before, makes a hilarious and poignant story. The excitement of the journey -- full of camaraderie, love affairs, and memorable personalities -- is dampened only by Maya's nagging guilt that she has once again abandoned the person she loves most in life, her son.</p> <p>Back home, and driven close to suicide by her guilt and concern, she takes her son with her to Hawaii, where she discovers that devotion and love, in spite of forced absence, have the power to heal and sustain.</p> <p>As always, Maya Angelou's writing is charged with that remarkable sense of life and love and unique celebration of the human condition that have won her such a loyal following.</p> <p class="null1">From the Hardcover edition.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780812980318
Pages: 320
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Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Spark Publishing’s Literature Guides are celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  To celebrate this, we’re giving our TOP 50 a revamp by adding some exciting new features.

There will be sixteen pages devoted to writing a literary essay including:

  • Glossary of literary terms,
  • Step by step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • Feature on how not to plagiarized.


Each book will also include an A+ Essay; an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book, to show students how an essay should be written.
Author(s): SparkNotes Staff, Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9781586634407
Pages: 72
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Title: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.

From one of the great voices of contemporary literature comes the story of a young South African girl and the remarkable art of her people. With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this beautiful book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture. Full-color photos.

Author(s): Margaret Courtney-Clarke
ISBN 13: 9780375825675
Pages: 48
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Title: Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780860686736
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Title: On the Pulse of Morning

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780679748380
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Title: Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” <p> Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou’s celebration of the “Glad Season” is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and a beautiful holiday gift for people of all faiths.</p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9781400065585
Pages: 32
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Title: Maya Angelou

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Patricia Kirkpatrick
ISBN 13: 9781583412817
Pages: 48
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Title: Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie

Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780860682646
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Title: Now Sheba sings the song

Author(s): Maya Angelou; with art by Tom Feelings
ISBN 13: 9780452271432
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Title: Celebrations

Author(s): Angelou, Maya
ISBN 13: 9781844086153
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Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author(s): SparkNotes Staff
ISBN 13: 9781586638641
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Title: Renee Marie of France

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Lizzy Rockwell
ISBN 13: 9780375828348
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Title: Angelina of Italy

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)
ISBN 13: 9780375828324
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Title: Kofi and His Magic

Author(s): Maya Angelou, Margaret Courtney-Clarke
ISBN 13: 9780375825668
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