Baker & Taylor Each title in this series takes an in-depth and critical look at a leading contemporary or historical figure, examining his or her early life, rise to prominence, accomplishments, and lasting influence with the help of time lines, index, and glossary.
Gareth Stevens Pub Maya Angelou overcame a troubled childhood marked by racism, abandonment, and violence to become one of America’s most beloved writers. Growing up in the segregated south, Maya experienced the harsh realities of discrimination. As an adult, she dedicated herself to the fight for civil rights. Today, her voice represents people from all walks of life. From her breakthrough autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to “On the Pulse of Morning,” the poem she wrote for President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration, Maya’s writings have moved and inspired people around the world.
Baker & Taylor Presents the life and works of the author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and discusses her struggles as a woman, mother, and artist.