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Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.

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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 1991
Price: $14.00

In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of “Revolutionist Returnees” inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an... Read more >
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Amazing Peace
A Christmas Poem
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 1, 2005
Price: $9.95

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires readers to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.”

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Amazing Peace
A Christmas Poem
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 21, 2009
Price: $8.99

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Amazing Peace
A Christmas Poem
Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $7.99

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And Still I Rise

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 12, 1978
Price: $16.00

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And Still I Rise

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Celebrations
Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $16.95

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Celebrations
Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 1184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $17.99

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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 1184 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $40.00

Here, for the first time ever, a one-volume edition of all of Maya Angelou's celebrated and bestselling autobiographies.

Includes:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Gather Together in My Name
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
The Heart of a Woman
All God's Children Need Travelling... Read more >
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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $15.99

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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 13, 1994
Price: $27.00

Brought together for the first time, here are all of Angelou's published poems--including "On the Pulse of the Morning," her inaugural poem--in a handsome, collectible hardcover edition. The complete texts of Angelou's previous volumes of poetry--Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie; Oh Pray My Wings Are... Read more >
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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 22, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $13.00

Available in paperback, Maya Angelou's most recent book Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a continuation of her celebrated Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. In this new book, Angelou shares more vital lessons gleaned from intimate personal experiences and reveals insights into a wide variety of subjects. She tells... Read more >
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Gather Together in My Name

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Gather Together in My Name

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.00

Gather Together in My Name continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But... Read more >
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Gather Together in My Name

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 12, 1974
Price: $20.00

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Great Food, All Day Long
Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $30.00

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Great Food, All Day Long
Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $17.99

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Hallelujah! The Welcome Table
A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $16.99

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Hallelujah! The Welcome Table
A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $22.00

Throughout Maya Angelou’s life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment and connection. Now in Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares memories pithy and... Read more >
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The Heart of a Woman

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.00

In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for... Read more >
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The Heart of a Woman

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 17, 1997
Price: $24.00

The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she... Read more >
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His Day Is Done
A Nelson Mandela Tribute
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $15.00

He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa... Read more >
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