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Maya Angelou's Books

His Day is Done
Jan.21.2014
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.   In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically...
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Apr.02.2013
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.   For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite...
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Dec.14.2010
Great Food, All Day Long 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.
Letter to My Daughter
Sep.23.2008
For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. 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:...
Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration
Apr.04.2008
A Glorious Celebration, by Marcia Gillespie, Richard Long and Rosa Johnson Butler was released on Maya Angelou's eightieth birthday. A Glorious Celebration is a descriptive pictorial history of Dr. Angelou's life. It includes some never before released photographs from the Angelou Johnson Archives and from other photographers.
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Oct.09.2007
Readers familiar with Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will find what may be the secret ingredient of her success in this collection of tear- and laughter-provoking vignettes with seventy-three savory recipes. Here's Angelou's grandmother's Chicken and Dumplings, Crackling Corn Bread and Caramel Cake. Big brother Bailey makes a mean batch of Smothered Pork Chops and knows...
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Oct.24.2006
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. Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless...
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me
Apr.11.2006
Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?; and the...
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
Dec.01.2005
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.” Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House...
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
Sep.21.2004
Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas—a world of which most Americans are ignorant.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Sep.01.2003
The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than 30 years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A Song Flung Up to Heaven 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...
Kofi and His Magic
Mar.11.2003
A young Ashanti boy invites readers to visit his West African village, famous for fine kente cloth, and to share his magic: a masterful imagination. Artistic typesetting composition is accompanied by appealing color photos that bring the lyrical text into sharp focus. Kofi is an engaging scamp whose vivid “daydreams” that transport him to other places will speak to children...
And Still I Rise
Aug.07.2001
These poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering.
Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Aug.05.1997
The compelling wisdom and deeply felt perceptions of Maya Angelou have been cherished by millions of readers. Now, in a continuation of her bestseller Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, she shares many of her most treasured personal experiences, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations that have touched her heart. Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a profound series of essays...
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
May.20.1997
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes takes Maya to Ghana, where she joins a community of black Americans. In a vivid celebration of the sights, sounds, and feelings of Africa, Maya Angelou also explores what it means to be African-American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters, but where American-ness asserts itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. Once...