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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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His Day Is Done
A Nelson Mandela Tribute
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $7.99

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $6.99

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $6.99

Selected for Common Reading at Green River Community College (Auburn, WA)

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her... Read more >

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $17.00

Here is a book as joyous and painful, and as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s first memoir, published in... Read more >

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $23.00

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I Shall Not Be Moved
Poems
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 13, 1997
Price: $16.95

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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I Shall Not Be Moved

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $12.00

The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. Here are three volumes of classic Maya Angelou -- including her first poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of... Read more >
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I Shall Not Be Moved
Poems
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $8.99

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Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
Poems
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 10, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Letter to My Daughter

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Letter to My Daughter

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $25.00

“I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all... Read more >

Letter to My Daughter

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Complete Poetry

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Maya's World: Angelina of Italy

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $3.99

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Maya's World: Izak of Lapland

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $3.99

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Maya's World: Mikale of Hawaii

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $3.99

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Maya's World: Renee Marie of France

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $3.99

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The Complete Poetry

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $28.00

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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $22.00

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter... Read more >

Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $22.00

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Mother
A Cradle to Hold Me
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $9.95

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Mother
A Cradle to Hold Me
Written by Maya Angelou


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

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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Margaret Courtney-Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $7.99

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Poems
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 72 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 10, 2013
Price: $9.99

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