Who Was Maya Angelou?
Ellen Labrecque (A), Dede Putra (ILT), Nancy Harrison (ILT)
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Biography / Author / Poet - 2016)
Description: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 blackäóîand first femaleäóîstreetcar 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. (112) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "I met Maya briefly at an event, and she spoke with so much wisdom, everyone wanted more. I knew I was in the presence of someone great. Truly, she was one of our great African Queens.Great for the library and must have for the classroom!."
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces