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Maya Angelou



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Maya Angelou

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born
in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
April 04, 1928

died
May 28, 2014

gender
female

website
http://www.mayaangelou.com/

twitter username
DrMayaAngelou

genre
Biographies & Memoirs, Poetry


About this author

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969 which was nominated for a National Albooms Award and called her magnum opus. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


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Average rating: 4.15 · 271,407 ratings · 8,860 reviews · 129 distinct works · Similar authors
I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 201,422 ratings — published 1969 — 86 editions
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The Heart of a Woman
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 14,232 ratings — published 1981 — 30 editions
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Letter to My Daughter
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 8,057 ratings — published 1994 — 20 editions
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for M...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 5,852 ratings — published 1993 — 22 editions
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The Complete Collected Poems
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 5,372 ratings — published 1986 — 9 editions
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Gather Together in My Name
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 5,725 ratings — published 1974 — 25 editions
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Mom & Me & Mom
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,282 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions
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Singin' and Swingin' and Ge...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 3,983 ratings — published 1976 — 21 editions
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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poem...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 3,032 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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All God's Children Need Tra...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 3,397 ratings — published 1986 — 22 editions
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Series by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird S... Gather Together in My Name Singin' and Swingin' and Ge... The Heart of a Woman All God's Children Need Tra... A Song Flung Up To Heaven
Maya Angelou's Autobiography (6 books)
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Quotes by Maya Angelou

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
tags: 1970, inspirational, stories, writing

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
tags: 1993, advice, complaining, inspirational

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What frequently challenged or banned book for adults should we read in November and December?

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
 
  24 votes, 19.7%

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences by Truman Capote
 
  23 votes, 18.9%

The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
 
  20 votes, 16.4%

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
 
  18 votes, 14.8%

Naked Lunch: Modern Classic Collection by William S. Burroughs
 
  16 votes, 13.1%

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
 
  9 votes, 7.4%

Maurice by E.M. Forster
 
  5 votes, 4.1%

The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton
 
  4 votes, 3.3%

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The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition by Charles Silverstein
 
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