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MAYA ANGELOU

(May, 2014)

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All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
Read by Yvonne Fair Tessler. Reading Time 6 hours, 39 minutes.
DB 25432
The American poet, actress, civil rights activist, and television producer-director recalls her pilgrimage to Ghana in the early 1960s. Angelou went there so that her son could study at the University of Ghana, to put him and herself in touch with long-imagined ancestral roots. She is saddened and disillusioned by the subtle rejection of native Ghanaians. Sequel to "The Heart of a Woman." Some strong language.
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And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Read by Jane White. Reading Time 38 minutes.
DB 12970
A book of verse by a black writer who celebrates life, love, womanhood, and remembrance. 1978.
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The Complete Collected Poems Of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou
Read by Gail Nelson. Reading Time 3 hours.
DB 42918
In this collection of more than 150 poems, Angelou celebrates the lives of black people, though many of her poems are universal in their appeal. She uses speech patterns of southern blacks and of the street-wise hip, the currents of blues and jazz, and the rhythm of rap. The collection includes "Still I Rise" and "On the Pulse of Morning."
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Gather Together In My Name by Maya Angelou
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading Time 6 hours, 16 minutes.
DB 56481
A continuation of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (DB 57200), this memoir begins at the end of World War II. Angelou recalls being an unwed mother at seventeen and becoming a prostitute for an older man who deceived her. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1974.
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Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime Of Memories With Recipes by Maya Angelou
Read by Barbara Pinolini. Reading Time 3 hours, 56 minutes.
DB 59469
Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (DB 57200) shares favorite recipes from her southern childhood and penny-pinching days and from her more-recent repertoire of elaborate feasts. Includes anecdotes and stories of dining at home and with her good friends. Bestseller. 2004.
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Read by Andrea Frierson-Toney. Reading Time 9 hours, 14 minutes.
DB 57200
Memoir by well-known African American poet and college professor Maya Angelou. She describes her childhood and adolescent years in rural Arkansas, in St. Louis, and in San Francisco, and the racial and gender hardships she endured. 1969.
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Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading Time 2 hours, 25 minutes.
DB 67662
Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (DB 57200) shares life lessons in the form of reminiscences, poems, and short essays with her thousands of young daughters all over the world. In "Senegal" Angelou commits a social faux pas that her hostess graciously ignores. Bestseller. 2008.
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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading Time 4 hours, 9 minutes.
DB 76616
Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (DB 57200) chronicles her relationship with her mother. Discusses being raised by her grandmother from ages three to thirteen and recounts her growing adoration of her mother during Angelou's teen years. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.
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On The Pulse Of Morning by Maya Angelou
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading Time 8 minutes.
DB 36169
The inaugural poem created and read by noted African-American poet Maya Angelou for President William Jefferson Clinton on January 20, 1993. She speaks of a rock, a river, and a tree as symbols of a land once inhabited by now-extinct species. The messages that these symbols deliver through the ages is that each dawn brings new hope, especially the morning whose pulse can be felt on "this fine day." Bestseller.
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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou
Read by Gail Nelson. Reading Time 14 minutes.
DB 40783
The inaugural poem created and read by noted African-American poet Maya Angelou for President William Jefferson Clinton on January 20, 1993. She speaks of a rock, a river, and a tree as symbols of a land once inhabited by now-extinct species. The messages that these symbols deliver through the ages is that each dawn brings new hope, especially the morning whose pulse can be felt on "this fine day." Bestseller.
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