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Maya Angelou

Biography

Maya Angelou

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 also wrote a cookbook, HALLELUJAH! THE WELCOME TABLE, and five poetry collections, including I SHALL NOT BE MOVED and SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING? She passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

Maya Angelou

Books by Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou - Memoir, Nonfiction

For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit who was absent during much of Angelou’s early life. Their eventual reunion began a story that has never before been told. In MOM & ME & MOM, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.