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Maya Angelou
  • Format
  • Authored by: Vicki Cox
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9224-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 700
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


This biography chronicles the life and contributions of Maya Angelou, as well as her influence on later generations. Angelou became famous with the 1970 publication of her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In the years following the book, millions more would come to know her through her work as a performer, civil rights activist, children's book author, and poet. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 1999 and was named one of the top 100 writers in the 20th century by Writer's Digest. Maya Angelou: Poet is an insightful look into the life of an artist who continues to inspire social and personal change with her message about the triumph of the human spirit.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Vicki Cox has a master’s degree in education and has taught in the public school system for 25 years. She currently teaches at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

Reviews and Awards

“Th[is] book go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject’s time.”
The Horn Book Guide

“This deeply comprehensive profile of such an inspirational woman could be considered as much a history book as a biography...would be a high quality addition to a public, school, or home library and would also make a fine gift...Highly recommended.”
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