ERIC Number: ED418410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet. African-American Biographies.
Lisandrelli, Elaine Silvinski
This book explores the life of Maya Angelou, the author the autobiographical "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The book details her life from the beginning in Stamps, Arkansas, and relates how she has overcome many obstacles throughout her life to become the successful, educated woman she is today--author, political activist, actress, and singer. The book is geared to the young reader and contains a chronology of the milestones in the author's life, as well as the dates when her most important works were published. Chapter notes are included and a list of books for further reading is attached. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Black Culture, Blacks, Civil Rights, Cultural Context, Females, Individual Development, Literature Appreciation, Professional Development, Secondary Education
Enslow Publisher, Inc., 44 Fadem Road, Box 699, Springfield, NJ 07081 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans; Black Writers; Women in Literature