Who Was Maya Angelou?

Who was Maya Angelou?

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  • Paperback:112 pages
  • Age Range:8 - 12 years
  • Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap (1 Mar. 2016)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0448488531
  • ISBN-13:978-0448488530
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 0.6 x 19.4 cm


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.