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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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Phenomenal Woman

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 1, 2000
Price: $19.95

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Phenomenal Woman
Four Poems Celebrating Women
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 17, 1995
Price: $14.00

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Phenomenal Woman
Four Poems Celebrating Women
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Poems
Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 12, 1997
Price: $16.00

Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time. Includes the full texts of... Read more >
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Poems
Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1996
Price: $6.99

In this moving volume of poetry, Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as she has discovered it in poems such as “Just Give a Cool Drink of Water ’Fore I Diiie,” “Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well,” “Still I Rise, Shaker,” and “Why Don’t You Sing.”... Read more >
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Rainbow in the Cloud
The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $20.00

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Rainbow in the Cloud
The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 44 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 10, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.00

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world. Maya struggles to support herself and her son through a series of odd jobs and weathers a failed marriage to a white man before landing a... Read more >
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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Written by Maya Angelou


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

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A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 2, 2002
Price: $23.95

The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work... Read more >

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $11.99

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A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $15.00

A Song Flung Up To Heaven is the powerful conclusion to the autobiographical journey that began more than thirty years ago with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Angelou picks up her story in 1964, when she returned from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X—only to learn... Read more >

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Still I Rise

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $21.95

In this inspiring poem, Maya Angelou celebrates the courage of the human spirit over the harshest of obstacles. An ode to the power that resides in us all to overcome the most difficult circumstances, this poem is truly an inspiration and affirmation of the faith that restores and nourishes the soul... Read more >

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $6.99

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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1994
Price: $6.99

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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 21, 1993
Price: $17.00

In Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now Angelou shares her thoughts about spirituality and how it can move and shape life. She urges service and grace in giving, and celebrates the spirit of her people and the sensuality of the sisterhood.   Read more >
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The Heart of a Woman

Written by Dr. Maya Angelou


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

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