Who Was Maya Angelou?

byEllen LabrecqueIllustratorDede Putra

January 12, 2016|
Who Was Maya Angelou? by Ellen Labrecque
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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.

Title:Who Was Maya Angelou?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:12 janvier 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399542965

ISBN - 13:9780399542961

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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