Poetry Books by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers
Published Date: 2003
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
A South African girl describes her pet chicken, painting special designs on her house, dressing up for school, and her mischievous brother.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Now Sheba sings the song Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: N A L Trade
Published Date: 1994-04-14
Categories: Fiction
The Inaugural poet, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, unites with a renowned illustrator for a poetic tribute to the extraordinary essence of ordinary African-American women. Reissue.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Love's Exquisite Freedom Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher:
Published Date: 2011
Categories: Poetry
A love poem by Maya Angelou is enhanced with the paintings of Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-04-04
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
From this best-selling author comes a marvellous collection of poetry. Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of the people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical, tender poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into 'hate and hateful wrath' in an unforgettable picture of the hopes and concerns of one of America's finest contemporary Black writers.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Maya's World: Renee Marie of France Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published Date: 2012-10-31
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
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!

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Even The Stars Look Lonesome Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-02-07
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
There is no-one quite like Maya Angelou. Poet to the president, champion of the people, best-selling autobiographer, her experiences as dancer, singer, waitress, activist, director, teacher, wife and mother, have made her one of the few people truly qualified to share her lessons of a lifetime. With her customary courage and humour - and always with style and grace - she reflects on the people and places she has known. She talks about Africa and ageing, she gives us a profile of her great friend and 'daughter' Oprah Winfrey, she sings the praises of sensuality. But here too are her thoughts on the end of a much-wanted marriage, confessions of rage and the importance of solitude. EVEN THE STARS LOOK LONESOME is the work of a wonderful woman who is not afraid to admit to the mistakes and vulnerabilities that make us human.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-04-04
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Now a major Radio 4 drama. 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that 'you can't go home again' but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery - and the myth of mother Africa.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Great Food, All Day Long Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2011-11-03
Categories: Cooking
Following her first cookbook, HALLELUJAH! The Welcome Table, Maya Angelou has provided us with a second, healthier collection. With food that is just as delicious, GREAT FOOD, ALL DAY LONG contains dozens of new recipes which can be eaten in small portions--and more importantly, can be converted into several variations of the main dish. Roast beef to beef hash, to beef and barley soup, for instance. And interspersed are those wonderfully personal stories that only Maya Angelou can tell. She recalls the delicious dishes from her childhood and some of the wonderful food she's encountered in her travels around the world. Maya Angelou has given us recipes, for instance, that can be eaten at 8:30 in the morning just as well as 8:30 at night. And like all successful cookbooks, she makes you want to eat the food she writes about so enticingly.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book On the Pulse of Morning Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Published Date: 1993
Categories: Poetry
A poem read for the inauguration of President Clinton looks at the history of the country, its problems, and the opportunities that lie ahead

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Hallelujah! the Welcome Table Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Published Date: 2004
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Combining reminiscences with more than sixty of her personal recipes, the acclaimed author reflects on important moments of her life that centered around the dinner table.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Rainbow in the Cloud Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Virago Press
Published Date: 2016-11-03
Categories:
Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions. Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers nearly 300 of Dr Angelou's wonderful quotes, organised in themed sections (including art, love, spirituality, womanhood, and life in the American South) - from sage advice and beautiful stanzas to humorous quips and pointed observations - drawn from each of her published works and from her celebrated (and much shared) social media posts. This collection also features special words of wisdom she shared often with her family, chosen by her son, Guy Johnson.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Graduation Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Published Date: 2000-01-01
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
"As is usually the case with most graduation tales, this account focuses on growing up. With greater intensity than ever before, the narrator of the story is confronted with the fact that she is black. A surprising twist to the graduation ceremony helps her see what that fact means to her." -- p. 2.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-04-04
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
The woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory' says Maya Angelou, bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and one of our best-loved writers. Here she writes about family, argues for spirit and grace, insists on the importance of laughter and style and reflects on brutality and crime. She has the courage to say the unfashionable: 'virtue, purity, temperance, goodness, worth or even moderation...we must return them to a vigorous role in our lives', and the wit to call for them with humour. As lessons in living, they are a unique inspiration.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 2013-04-10
Categories: Poetry
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.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book A Brave and Startling Truth Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Published Date: 1995
Categories: Poetry
A poem read at the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco deals with peace

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Quartet of Stories Authors: Maya Angelou, Olive Senior, Lorna Goodison
Publisher:
Published Date: 1996
Categories: American fiction
Offers challenging and original perspectives on relationships, societies and cultures. These are stories of people, especially black women, making their voices heard as they endure, survive, create and laugh together. Stories include: Incident in the Yard, Names and Visit to the Dentist by Maya Angelou; Nineteen Fifty-Five, The Flowers and to Hell with Dying by Alice Walker; Love Orange, Do Angels Wear Brassieres? And the Boy Who Loved Ice Cream by Olive Senior; The Dolly Funeral, I Come Through, I Don't Want to Go Home in the Dark, The King of Swords and Bella Makes a Life by Lorna Goodison.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 2013-04-10
Categories: Poetry
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.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book A Song Flung Up to Heaven Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2010-09-02
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Now a major Radio 4 drama. 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2010-09-02
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of 'Porgy and Bess'.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Letter To My Daughter Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2010-11-04
Categories: Fiction
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to my Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: it's part guidebook, part memoir, part poetry - and pure delight. Here in short essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons about compassion and fortitude. Whether she is recalling lost friends, extolling honesty or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches. It is a book to cherish, savour, reread and share.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book And Still I Rise Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-04-04
Categories: Literary Criticism
Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. 'The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/ and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/ sings of freedom.' Of her poetry, KIRKUS REVIEWS has written, 'It is just as much a part of her biography as I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, GATHER TOGETHER in MY NAME, SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTING MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS, and HEART OF A WOMAN.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book The Complete Collected Poems Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2013-02-07
Categories: Literary Criticism
Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longings, partings; of Saturday night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. Of her poetry, Kirkus Reviews has written, 'It is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, and The Heart of a Woman'.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Maya Angelou Authors: Edwin Graves Wilson, Jerome Lagarrigue
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Published Date: 2007
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
A collection of poetry written by Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Poems Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Bantam Books
Published Date: 1986
Categories: Poetry
Deals with love, death, nature, the past, sorrow, self-image, street life, memories, aging, men and women, childhood, racism, and writers

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Maya Angelou, Poems Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Bantam
Published Date: 1986
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
A collection of poems which celebrate life.

Maya Angelou Books, Maya Angelou poetry book Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry Authors: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2015-03-31
Categories: Poetry
From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.



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you lining u the prisons
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