Maya Angelou

1 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou & Oprah Winfrey
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1970-01-12
Description :  Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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 that love for herself, 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Poetic and powerful, <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“<i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin</b><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

2 Mom & Me & Mom

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Parenting 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-04-02
Description :  <b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>&#xa0;BESTSELLER&#xa0;• A&#xa0;moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her&#xa0;own&#xa0;mother.</b><br /><br /><b>Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf&#xa0;Book Club Pick!</b><br /></b><br />The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.<br /><br /> For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In <i>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</i>, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.<br /><br /> Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, <i>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</i> explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</i> is delivered with Angelou’s trademark good humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger between these lines, if lives are partially revealed without all the bitter details exposed, well, that is part of Angelou’s forgiving design. As an account of reconciliation, this little book is just revealing enough, and pretty irresistible.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of two courageous souls.”<b>—</b><i><b>People</b><br /></i><br />“[The] latest, and most potent, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s spectacular canon.”<b>—<i>Elle</i></b><br /><br /> “Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a way with words that can still dazzle us, and with her mother as a subject, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and mystery woman.”<b>—<i>Essence</i></b>

3 Letter to My Daughter

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2008-09-23
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, <i>Letter to My Daughter</i> transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.<br /><br /> Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her 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.<br /><br /> Whether she is recalling such lost friends 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. <br /><br /> Like the rest of her remarkable work, <i>Letter to My Daughter</i> entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share.<br /><br /> <b>“I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from <i>Letter to My Daughter</i></b>

4 The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2004-09-21
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER •&#xa0;<b>Maya Angelou’s classic memoirs have had an enduring impact on American literature and culture. Her life story is told in the documentary film <i>And Still I Rise, </i>as seen on PBS’s <i>American Masters</i>.</b><br /><br /></b>This Modern Library edition contains <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, </i>and <i>A Song Flung Up to Heaven</i>.<br /><br /> When <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings </i>was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with the triumphs and tragedies of her childhood in the American South. This soul-baring memoir launched a six-book epic spanning the sweep of the author’s incredible life. Now, for the first time, all six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this handsome one-volume edition.<br /><br /> Dedicated fans and newcomers alike can follow the continually absorbing chronicle of Angelou’s life: her formative childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; the birth of her son, Guy, at the end of World War II; her adventures traveling abroad with the famed cast of <i>Porgy and Bess; </i>her experience living in a black expatriate “colony” in Ghana; her intense involvement with the civil rights movement, including her association with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and, finally, the beginning of her writing career.<br /><br /> <i>The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou </i>traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her remarkable journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

5 Gather Together in My Name

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1974-04-12
Description :  In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

6 And Still I Rise

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1978-08-12
Description :  <b>Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, <i>And Still I Rise, </i>as seen on PBS’s <i>American Masters</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.<br /> I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size<br /> But when I start to tell them,<br /> They think I’m telling lies.<br /> I say,<br /> It’s in the reach of my arms,<br /> The span of my hips,<br /> The stride of my step,<br /> The curl of my lips.<br /> I’m a woman<br /> Phenomenally.<br /> Phenomenal woman,<br /> That’s me.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Thus begins “Phenomenal Woman,” just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou’s third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh—and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. <i>And Still I Rise</i> is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “It is true poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has observed, “not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes.”

7 Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1993-09-21
Description :  Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved author of our time shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this bestselling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to be treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power of 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.

8 Phenomenal Woman

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1995-01-17
Description :  <b>A collection of beloved poems about women from the iconic Maya Angelou</b><br /><br />These four poems,&#xa0;“Phenomenal Woman,”&#xa0;“Still I Rise,”&#xa0;“Weekend Glory,” and&#xa0;“Our Grandmothers,” are among the most remembered and acclaimed of Maya Angelou's poems. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions.

9 The Complete Poetry

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-03-31
Description :  <b>The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words live on in this complete collection of poetry.</b><br /><br />Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume—from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation <i>Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie </i>(“Though there’s one thing that I cry for / I believe enough to die for / That is every man’s responsibility to man”) to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in the poem “Still I Rise”<i> </i>(“Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise”) to her “On the Pulse of Morning”<i> </i>tribute at President William Jefferson Clinton’s inauguration (“Lift up your eyes upon / The day breaking for you. / Give birth again / To the dream.”).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry</i> also features her final long-form poems, including “A Brave and Startling Truth,” “Amazing Peace,” “His Day Is Done,” and the honest and endearing <i>Mother:</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I feared if I let you go<br /> You would leave me eternally.<br /> You smiled at my fears, saying<br /> I could not stay in your lap forever”<br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br />This collection also includes the never-before-published poem&#xa0;“Amazement Awaits,” commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games:<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for<br /> At the lintel of the world we most need.<br /> We are here roaring and singing.<br /> We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages.

10 Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1976-08-12
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

11 I Shall Not Be Moved

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1990-05-19
Description :  The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

12 Great Food, All Day Long

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Books  Courses & Dishes  Regional & Ethnic 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-14
Description :  <i>“At one time, I described myself as a cook, a driver, and a writer. I no longer drive, but I do still write and I do still cook. And having reached the delicious age of eighty-one, I realize that I have been feeding other people and eating for a long time. I have been cooking nearly all my life, so I have developed some philosophies.”<b>&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; </b></i><br />&#xa0;<br />Renowned and beloved author Maya Angelou returns to the kitchen—both hers and ours—with her second cookbook, filled with time-tested recipes and the intimate, autobiographical sketches of how they came to be. Inspired by Angelou’s own dramatic weight loss, the focus here is on good food, well-made and eaten in moderation. When preparing for a party, for example, Angelou says, “Remember, cooking large amounts of food does not mean that you are obligated to eat large portions.” When you create food that is full of flavor, you will find that you need less of it to feel satisfied, and you can use one dish to nourish yourself all day long.<br />&#xa0;<br />And oh, what food you will create! Savor recipes for Mixed-Up Tamale Pie, All Day and Night Cornbread, Sweet Potatoes McMillan, Braised Lamb with White Beans, and Pytt I Panna (Swedish hash.) All the delicious dishes here can be eaten in small portions, and many times a day. More important, they can be converted into other mouth-watering incarnations. So Crown Roast of Pork becomes Pork Tacos and Pork Fried Rice, while Roasted Chicken becomes Chicken Tetrazzini and Chicken Curry. And throughout, Maya Angelou’s rich and wise voice carries the food from written word to body-and-soul-enriching experience.<br /><br />Featuring gorgeous illustrations throughout and Angelou’s own tips and tricks on everything from portion control to timing a meal, <i>Great Food, All Day Long</i> is an essential reference for everyone who wants to eat better and smarter—and a delightful peek into the kitchen and the heart of a remarkable woman.<br />&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

13 Amazing Peace

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2005-12-01
Description :  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.”<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

14 Mother

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2006-04-11
Description :  <b>Perfect for Mother’s Day, or for any day on which we wish to acknowledge this all-important bond,&#xa0;<i>Mother</i>&#xa0;is an awe-inspiring affirmation of the enduring love that exists in every corner of the globe.</b><br />&#xa0;<br />With her signature eloquence and heartfelt appreciation, renowned poet and national treasure Maya Angelou celebrates the first woman we ever knew: Mother. “You were always the heart of happiness to me,” she acknowledges in this loving tribute, “Bringing nougats of glee / Sweets of open laughter.”&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;<br />From the beginnings of this profound relationship through teenage rebellion and, finally, to adulthood, where we stand to inherit timeless maternal wisdom, Angelou praises the patience, knowledge, and compassion of this remarkable parent.

15 Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Cookbooks, Food & Wine  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  Regional & Ethnic 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2004-09-21
Description :  Throughout Maya Angelou’s life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment and connection. Now in <i>Hallelujah! The Welcome Table,</i> Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant–and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable.<br /><br />Angelou tells us about the time she was expelled from school for being afraid to speak–and her mother baked a delicious maple cake to brighten her spirits. She gives us her recipe for short ribs along with a story about a job she had as a cook at a Creole restaurant (never mind that she didn’t know how to cook and had no idea what Creole food might entail). There was the time in London when she attended a wretched dinner party full of wretched people; but all wasn’t lost–she did experience her initial taste of a savory onion tart. She recounts her very first night in her new home in Sonoma, California, when she invited M. F. K. Fisher over for cassoulet, and the evening Deca Mitford roasted a chicken when she was beyond tipsy–and created Chicken Drunkard Style. And then there was the hearty brunch Angelou made for a homesick Southerner, a meal that earned her both a job offer and a prophetic compliment: “If you can write half as good as you can cook, you are going to be famous.”<br /><br />Maya Angelou is renowned in her wide and generous circle of friends as a marvelous chef. Her kitchen is a social center. From fried meat pies, chicken livers, and beef Wellington to caramel cake, bread pudding, and chocolate éclairs, the one hundred-plus recipes included here are all tried and true, and come from Angelou’s heart and her home. <i>Hallelujah! The Welcome Table </i>is a stunning collaboration between the two things Angelou loves best: writing and cooking.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

16 Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1997-08-05
Description :  See the difference, read Maya Angelou in Large Print<br /><br />* About Large Print<br />All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface<br /><br />This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling <b>Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now</b>.<br /><br />Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />Even the Stars Look Lonesome imparts the lessons of a lifetime.

17 Amazing Peace

Author : Maya Angelou, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Genre :  Christmas & Advent  Books  Young Adult  Holidays & Celebrations  Poetry  Fiction  Coming of Age 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-11-03
Description :  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.”<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

18 Rainbow in the Cloud

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  “Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i>. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific career in letters, she became one of the most celebrated voices of our time.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Now, in this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations culled from the author’s great works, including <i>The Heart of a Woman, On the Pulse of Morning, Gather Together in My Name, </i>and<i> Letter to My Daughter, </i>Maya Angelou’s spirit endures. <i>Rainbow in the Cloud&#xa0;</i>offers resonant and rewarding quotes on such topics as creativity and culture, family and community, equality and race, values and spirituality, parenting and relationships. Perhaps most special, Maya Angelou’s only son, Guy Johnson, has contributed some of his mother’s most powerful sayings, shared directly with him and the members of their family.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A treasured keepsake as well as a beautiful tribute to a woman who touched so many, <i>Rainbow in the Cloud</i> reminds us that “If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

19 His Day Is Done

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature  History  Africa  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-01-21
Description :  He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>His Day is Done,</i> Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved “Madiba” and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>His Day Is Done</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Moving and heartfelt.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A powerful, gripping tribute.”<b>—<i>NewsOne</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[<i>His Day Is Done </i>captures] how many were feeling.”<b>—<i>BBC News</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

20 Maya's World: Mikale of Hawaii

Author : Maya Angelou & Lizzy Rockwell
Genre :  Culture, Places & People  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2004-09-14
Description :  MIKALE LIVES IN OAHU—one of the beautiful Hawaiian islands, surrounded by water. He also happens to be afraid of the ocean! Luckily, his uncle and a little pet fish teach Mikale something about having confidence in your abilities.

21 Maya's World: Angelina of Italy

Author : Maya Angelou & Lizzy Rockwell
Genre :  Culture, Places & People  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2004-09-14
Description :  ANGELINA <i>LOVES</i> PIZZA. So much so that when she hears that there is a Leaning Tower of <i>Pisa</i>, and mistakenly thinks it’s made of <i>pizzas</i>, she is so distressed that she must go see it for herself!

22 Voices in Our Blood

Author : Jon Meacham, Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker & James Baldwin
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Politics & Current Events  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2001-01-09
Description :  <b>A literary anthology of important and artful interpretations of&#xa0;the civil rights movement and the fight against white supremacy, past and present—including pieces by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and John Lewis&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> Editor Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement’s spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength.<br /><br /> Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of <i>The New York Times</i>, James Reston marks the movement’s apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded “I Have a Dream”&#xa0;speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement’s progress a decade later in her article “Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington.”&#xa0;And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed.<br /><br /> <i>Voices in Our Blood</i> is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and <i>Voices in Our Blood</i> tells us how we got this far—and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Voices in Our Blood</i></b><br />&#xa0;<br />“Jon Meacham . . . has done about the best job of anthologizing the movement that I’ve ever seen.”<b>—Tom Wicker,&#xa0;<i>Mother Jones</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Compelling . . . Acting as a maestro for an orchestra of gifted writers, Meacham succeeds at transporting the reader to the confused heart of American race relations, down to the core of the misunderstandings, the invitations to hate, and the violence.”<b>—Juan Williams, <i>The Washington Monthly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A collection of first-rate writings by gifted authors on America’s struggle for racial justice.”<b>—James Ralph, <i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “The writing in this collection sparkles.”<b>—Robert Joiner, <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b>

23 Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1997-05-13
Description :  Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.

24 Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1975-08-12
Description :  This collection of thirty-six poems is, once again, eloquent evidence of Maya Angelou's continuing celebration of life: Here are poems of love and memory; poems of racial confrontation; songs of the street and songs from the heart.

25 Maya's World: Renée Marie of France

Author : Maya Angelou & Lizzy Rockwell
Genre :  Culture, Places & People  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2004-09-14
Description :  A TALL GIRL who is afraid of heights? When Renée Marie's class takes a trip to the Eiffel Tower, she would much rather stay with her feet on the ground than go up to the top!

26 Maya's World: Izak of Lapland

Author : Maya Angelou & Lizzy Rockwell
Genre :  Culture, Places & People  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2004-09-14
Description :  IZAK <i>LOVES</i> REINDEER. Which is good, since he comes from a family of reindeer herders and even has a pet reindeer, named Totti! It is up to Izak to teach his little brother all about responsibility.

27 Amazing Peace: Read & Listen Edition

Author : Maya Angelou, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Genre :  Christmas & Advent  Books  Young Adult  Holidays & Celebrations  Fiction  Coming of Age  Poetry 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-12-15
Description :  In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, now beautifully narrated in this Read &amp; Listen edition, 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.”<br /><br />Narrated 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.<br /><br /><i>This ebook includes Read &amp; Listen audio narration.</i>

28 All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1991-06-04
Description :  In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. <i>All God's Children Need Walking Shoes</i> is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness&#xa0;keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings </i>and <i>Gather Together in My Name</i>, this book confirms Maya Angelou’s stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time.&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

29 Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1983-02-12
Description :  Lyrical and cadent, dramatic and sometimes playful, these poems speak of love, longing, parting; of freedom and shattered dreams; of Saturday-night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities.

30 Yo sé por qué canta el pájaro enjaulado

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-03-21
Description :  En la primera y más conocida de sus novelas autobiográficas, Maya Angelou nos habla de su dura infancia y de los trances por los que tuvo que pasar hasta convertirse en una mujer independiente. Criada en un pequeño pueblo de Arkansas por su abuela, Angelou aprendió mucho de esta mujer excepcional y de una comunidad extraordinariamente cohesionada; unas lecciones de vida que la ayudarían a sobrellevar las dramáticas circunstancias a las que tuvo que enfrentarse posteriormente en San Luis y California. Este emocionante relato retrata también la vida de la mayor parte de la población negra del Sur de los Estados Unidos durante la primera mitad del siglo xx.<br /><br />Angelou, una de las poetas más famosas de EE. UU., tenía un don extraordinario para narrar; su libro, que es a la vez alegre y triste, misterioso y memorable, como la niñez, nos habla de los anhelos y miedos infantiles, del amor y del odio, de cómo las palabras pueden hacer del mundo un lugar mejor.<br /><br />Publicado por primera vez en 1969, <i>Yo sé por qué canta el pájaro enjaulado</i> es un clásico de la literatura universal que ha conquistado a un millón de lectores en todo el mundo.

31 Messenger

Author : Jeni Stepanek, Larry Lindner & Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-11-03
Description :  <b>The moving tribute to the young man Oprah Winfrey called "an inspiration"-told by the woman who raised him. </b> <br /><br /> Mattie Stepanek's <i>Heartsongs</i> books were a phenomenon. Not only did they hit the bestseller lists, but the books-and Mattie himself- were a source of inspiration to many, and brought him major recognition. Jimmy Carter described young Mattie Stepanek as "the most remarkable person I have ever known." <br /><br /> In <i>Messenger</i>, Jeni Stepanek shares the inspiring story of her son's life. Mattie was born with a rare disorder called Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Jeni was advised to institutionalize him. Instead, she nurtured a child who transformed his hardships into a worldwide message of peace and hope. Though Mattie suffered through his disease, his mother's disabilities, and the loss of his three older siblings, he never abandoned his positive spirit. His Heartsong- the word he used to describe a person's inner self-spread a philosophy that peace begins with an attitude and can spread to the entire world.

32 Je sais pourquoi chante l'oiseau en cage

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-09-30
Description :  Dans ce récit, considéré aujourd’hui comme un classique de la littérature américaine, Maya Angelou relate son parcours hors du commun, ses débuts d’écrivain et de militante dans l’Amérique des années 1960 marquée par le racisme anti-Noir, ses combats, ses amours. Son témoignage, dénué de la moindre complaisance, révèle une personnalité exemplaire. à la lire, on mesure – mieux encore – le chemin parcouru par la société américaine en moins d’un demi-siècle…

33 Lettre à ma fille

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-10-04
Description :  Préface de Dinaw Mengestu<br /><br /> Dédié à celle qu’elle n’a jamais eue, <i>Lettre à ma fille</i> est une succession de courts textes décrivant les souvenirs qui ont façonné la vie exceptionnelle de Maya Angelou. Féministe avant l’heure, et après une enfance et une adolescence marquée par la violence, elle écrit avec le cœur de millions de femmes qu’elle considère comme ses sœurs de combat. La littérature la sauvera et l’amènera à être la première étudiante noire d’une école privée. Puis elle fréquentera le milieu intellectuel noir-américain et deviendra une grande militante de la condition des femmes noires. C’est grâce à l’écrivain James Baldwin qu’elle se mettra à écrire après la mort de Martin Luther King et deviendra l’auteure que l’on connaît aujourd’hui.<br /><br /> Dans ce captivant récit, l’auteure nous fait partager ses combats et les épreuves qui ont forgé son caractère dans la compassion et le courage.<br /><br /> Maya Angelou fut poète, écrivaine, actrice, enseignante et réalisatrice. En 2013, en tant que militante des droits civiques américains, elle a reçu le National Book Award pour « service exceptionnel rendu à la communauté littéraire américaine ». Elle est décédée le 28 mai 2014 à l’âge de 86 ans.

34 Celebrations

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-10-24
Description :  Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice. <br /><br /><i>Celebrations </i>is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; the heartening “Amazing Peace,” presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; “A Brave and Startling Truth,” which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and “Mother,” which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White.<br /><br />More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend. To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

35 A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2002-04-02
Description :  The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i>.<br /><br /><b><i>A Song Flung Up to Heaven</i> </b>opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated.<br /><br />Devastated, she tries to put her life back together, working on the stage in local theaters and even conducting a door-to-door survey in Watts. Then Watts explodes in violence, a riot she describes firsthand.<br /><br />Subsequently, on a trip to New York, she meets Martin Luther King, Jr., who asks her to become his coordinator in the North, and she visits black churches all over America to help support King’s Poor People’s March.<br /><br />But once again tragedy strikes. King is assassinated, and this time Angelou completely withdraws from the world, unable to deal with this horrible event. Finally, James Baldwin forces her out of isolation and insists that she accompany him to a dinner party—where the idea for writing <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> is born. In fact, <b><i>A Song Flung Up to Heaven</i>ends as Maya Angelou begins to write the first sentences of <i>Caged Bird</i>.<br /></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

36 Io so perché canta l'uccello in gabbia

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-07-27
Description :  Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1969, Io so perché canta l’uccello in gabbia è uno dei libri fondamentali del Novecento, uno tra i migliori mille libri di sempre, secondo larga parte della stampa e delle riviste letterarie americane. Descrivendo i primi anni della sua straordinaria esistenza, Maya Angelou vi celebra la voglia di vivere, la bellezza del pensiero e la disarmante sensibilità di una bambina e poi di un’adolescente nera nell’America razzista del secolo scorso. Il libro muove dall’arrivo di Maya, tre anni, e di suo fratello Bailey, quattro anni, a Stamps, nell’Arkansas. Spediti nel profondo Sud a casa della nonna, dopo la separazione dei genitori. È la stagione in cui i luoghi appaiono ancora sotto la luce magica dell’infanzia. Maya vive con la nonna e lo zio nel retro dell’Emporio di cui Momma (così viene chiamata la nonna) è proprietaria da tempo e, tra granaglie per i polli, cherosene, lampadine, stringhe, lozioni, palloncini e semi di fiori, gioca ininterrottamente con Bailey, come in un luna park senza guardiano. Nell’America degli anni Trenta, tuttavia, eroi e orchi, incanti e orrori accompagnano inevitabilmente l’esistenza di una bambina di colore. Eroi, per Maya, sono i raccoglitori di cotone che scendono dal retro de gli autocarri, si piegano giù fino a terra e, stanchissimi, le dita tagliate, le schiene, le spalle, le brac cia, le gambe sfinite, si assembrano nell’Emporio. Orchi sono i «ragazzi» bianchi del Ku Klux Klan che, con gli occhi pieni di odio e le facce di pietra, calano a Stamps e costringono lo zio di Maya e gli altri neri a nascondersi tra gli escrementi del le galline. Orco è Mr. Freeman, l’amico della mamma, un uomo grande, grosso e flaccido che a St. Louis, in Missouri, una sera di primavera l’attira a sé. Opera magnifica, fatta di urla, suoni, passioni, crudeltà e coraggio senza limiti, Io so perché canta l’uccello in gabbia è la storia di una ragazzina afroamericana capace di lasciarsi alle spalle la sofferenza costruendo con orgoglio e ostinazione la propria vita. Una storia che, a quasi cinquant’anni dalla sua prima pubblicazione, conserva tutta la sua bruciante attualità. «Una delle luci più splendenti dei nostri tempi, una donna veramente fenomenale … la voce che trovò ha aiutato generazioni di americani e ha spinto tutti noi a essere migliori». Barack Obama «Una delle voci letterarie più rispettate e amate d’America. Maya Angelou, il cui libro di memorie, Io so perché canta l’uccello in gabbia, sulla sua terribile infanzia nel Sud segregato, è passato alla storia della letteratura come il primo best-seller scritto da un’afroamericana». Corriere della Sera «Maya Angelou: c’era una volta l’America che non amava i neri». La Stampa

37 Tant que je serai noire

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-09-30
Description :  Figure emblématique de l’histoire des États-Unis, Maya Angelou s’est engagée corps et âme dans le xxe siècle américain. Tant que je serai noire débute en 1957 lorsque, décidée à devenir écrivain, elle part avec son fils, Guy, pour rejoindre Harlem, épicentre de l’activité intellectuelle des Noirs américains. Elle participe aux bouleversements de l’époque et rencontre des artistes comme Billie Holiday et James Baldwin, et les leaders du mouvement des droits civiques, Malcolm X et Martin Luther King. Enfin, conquise par Vusumzi Make, qui se bat pour la liberté des Noirs d’Afrique du Sud, elle part vivre en Afrique, théâtre des luttes anticolonialistes, où elle devient journaliste. Ce récit autobiographique dessine le portrait d’une femme exceptionnelle qui a intégré, jusqu’au coeur de sa vie intime, une véritable révolution mondiale, culturelle et politique.

38 Un Billet d'avion pour l'Afrique

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-10-03
Description :  En 1962, Maya Angelou, de passage à Accra avec son fils, tente l’expérience du « retour » en Afrique. À l’époque, le Ghana, dirigé par Kwame Nkrumah, lutte pour l’émancipation du continent noir et fait figure de « terre promise » aux yeux des Noirs américains en quête de leurs racines. L’expérience se révèle difficile pour bien des membres de la diaspora, incapables de communiquer avec les Ghanéens et blessés par l’indifférence ou la méfiance que ceux-ci leur témoignent. Maya, qui trouve un emploi et apprend le fanti, rencontre notamment Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali et W.E.B. Du Bois pendant son séjour. En 1964, plus combative que jamais, elle prendra un billet d’avion pour l’Amérique.<br /><br /><i>Une oeuvre dont le propos sur les identités atteint l’universel et reste d’une actualité brûlante.</i> Éric Paquin, Voir.

39 La vie ne me fait pas peur

Author : Maya Angelou
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Kids  Basic Concepts 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-03-08
Description :  Les fauves rugissants et les animaux gluants ? <i>Ils ne me font pas peur. </i> <br /> Les garçons de ma classe qui tirent sur ma tignasse ? <i>Ils ne me font pas peur. </i> <br /> Être seule, le soir, dans ma chambre plongée dans le noir ? <i>Cela ne me fait pas peur du tout. </i> <br /> À travers les mots d'une petite fille qui n'a pas froid aux yeux, Maya Angelou délivre son secret pour combattre les terreurs infantiles : s'ouvrir au pouvoir des rêves et de l'imaginaire...<br /> Une leçon de vie d'une grande dame des lettres, poétesse, conteuse et romancière afro-américaine, figure de la lutte pour les droits civiques.<br />



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