Who Was Maya Angelou?

Product Number: EB00621685
Released: Jan 12, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780399542961
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
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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 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.

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Author(s): Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ
Series: Who Was...?
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jan 12, 2016

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