Maya Angelou: Poet, Performer, Activist

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Capstone, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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"Born in 1928, Maya Angelou emerged from a tumultuous youth to become one of the leading voices for African-Americans. Her vibrant autobiographical works describe her journey, which has included experiences as a dancer, newspaper editor, civil rights worker, actor, and teacher. Her poetry describes and interprets the black experience in America. Now in her 80s, Angelou continues to write poetry and essays while maintaining an active public speaking schedule."

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About the author (2009)

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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