Who Was Maya Angelou?

Who Was Maya Angelou?

By Ellen Labrecque

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Book 119 of 216 in the  Who Was Book Series
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.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-13: 9780448488530
ISBN-10: 0448488531
Published on 1/12/2016
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 112

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