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Maya Angelou’s Life and Works

Posted on August 28th, 2014

Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

In the spring of this year we lost one of our most beloved writers…

5 ways she will be remembered:

♦ Poet laureate

She was the first African-American woman to read poetry at a presidential inauguration (President Clinton’s, 1993).

Prose writer
She was best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Civil rights leader
She worked with both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Artist
She was a talented dancer, actress, film director, and producer.

Intellectual
She earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a National Medal of Arts, three Grammy Awards, and more than 30 honorary degrees.  She was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.

These notable facts about Angelou are from a post “Maya Angelou: 5 Ways She Will be Remembered” by Husna Haq on the “Chapter & Verse” blog, a literary blog of the Christian Science Monitor.


In celebration of the life of poet laureate Maya Angelou, the following resources from the library’s collection have been put on display in the 3000 S corridor of Booth Library. Visit the library to check out the books, or follow the links to the catalog record, or right into the electronic book.

Poems and essays

MA1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Book stacks)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Read and Relax)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
E185.97 .A56 A3 1969 (Book stacks)

 

 

MA2

 

The Heart of a Woman
Maya Angelou
PS3551 .N464 Z465  2009

 

 

 

 

MA3

 

Letters to My Daughter
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z468 2008

 

 

 

MA4

 

A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z476 2002

 

 

 

 

MA5

 

Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A8 2001

 

 

 

MA6

 

Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 P48 2000

 

 

 

MA7

 


Maya Angelou:  Poems
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A6 1993x

 

 

 

 

MA8

 

Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 E94 1997b

 

 

 

MA9

 

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z463 1997x

 

 

 

 

MA10

 

 A Brave and Startling Truth
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 B7 1995

 

 

 

 

MA11

 

On the Pulse of Morning
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 O53 1993

 

 

 

 

MA12

 

 

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 W68 1993

 

 

 

MA13

 

I Shall Not Be Moved
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 I17 1990

 


 

Juvenile works

MA14

Maya Angelou
By Maya Angelou
811 An43ma

 

 

MA15

 

Maya Angelou
Miles Shapiro
818 SH22M

 

 

 

 

MA16

 

Kofi and His Magic
Maya Angelou
966.7 An43kof

 

 

 

MA17

 

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
Maya Angelou
704.042 An438my

 

 

 

MA18

 

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
Maya Angelou
811 An43li

 

 

 

 


Holidays and celebrations

MA19

 

Gather Together in My Name
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z464 1974

 

 

 

 

MA20

 

 

Amazing Peace:  a Christmas Poem
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A78 2005

 

 

 

MA21

 

Hallelujah!  The Welcome Table
Maya Angelou
TX715 .A5697 2004

 


 

For further study

Maya Angelou:  a Glorious Celebration
Marcia Gillespie
PS3551.N464 Z67 2008

Maya Angelou:  More than a Poet
Elaine Slivinski Lisandrelli
PS3551.N464 Z75 1996

Southern Selves:  from Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons:  a Collection of Autobiographical Writing
James H. Watkins, ed.
PS551 .S575 1998

Maya Angelou:  a Critical Companion
Mary Jane Lupton
PS3551.N464 Z7578 1998

African American Writers:   Portraits and Visions
Lynda Koolish
PS153.N5 K66 2001

 

 

 

 

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