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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.

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

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)





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







Letters to My Daughter
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z468 2008






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







Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A8 2001






Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 P48 2000






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







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






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







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







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








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






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



Juvenile works


Maya Angelou
By Maya Angelou
811 An43ma





Maya Angelou
Miles Shapiro
818 SH22M







Kofi and His Magic
Maya Angelou
966.7 An43kof






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






Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
Maya Angelou
811 An43li





Holidays and celebrations



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








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






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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