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Maya Angelou

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1991
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-73404-8 (0-679-73404-X)

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 Walking Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an... Read more






Amazing Peace
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | December 2005
$9.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6558-5 (1-4000-6558-5)

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us 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.”

Read by the... Read more






And Still I Rise
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | August 1978
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-50252-6 (0-394-50252-3)

These new poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering. Read more






Celebrations
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | October 2006
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6610-0 (1-4000-6610-7)

Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common... Read more






The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 2004
$40.00/45.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64325-8 (0-679-64325-7)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This Modern Library edition contains 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 Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven.

 
When I Know Why... Read more






The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | September 1994
$27.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42895-4 (0-679-42895-X)

For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition. Read more






Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Written by Maya Angelou
Bantam | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37972-3 (0-553-37972-0)

I have written of the black American experience, which I know intimately. I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular. What it is like to be human, and American, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go... Read more






Gather Together in My Name
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8030-1 (0-8129-8030-1)

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






Gather Together in My Name
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | April 1974
$20.00/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-48692-5 (0-394-48692-7)

In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is... Read more






Great Food, All Day Long
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | December 2010
$30.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6844-9 (1-4000-6844-4)

“At one time, I described myself as a cook, a driver, and a writer. I no longer drive, but I do still write and I do still cook. And having reached the delicious age of eighty-one, I realize that I have been feeding other people and eating for a long time... Read more






Hallelujah! The Welcome Table
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7485-0 (0-8129-7485-9)

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






The Heart of a Woman
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8032-5 (0-8129-8032-8)

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






The Heart of a Woman
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | May 1997
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-50072-5 (0-375-50072-3)

In The Heart of a Woman Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to go to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers. Not since her childhood has she lived in an almost black environment, and she is surprised at the obsession her... Read more






His Day Is Done
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | January 2014
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9701-9 (0-8129-9701-8)

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






I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
Ballantine Books | Paperback | April 2009
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-51440-0 (0-345-51440-8)

Here is a book as joyous and painful, 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 debut memoir is a modern... Read more






I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8002-8 (0-8129-8002-6)

Here is a book as joyous and painful, 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 debut memoir is a modern... Read more






I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | March 2002
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-50789-2 (0-375-50789-2)

Here is a book as joyous and painful, 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 debut memoir is a modern... Read more






I Shall Not Be Moved
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | May 1997
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-45708-4 (0-679-45708-9)

The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. Read more






I Shall Not Be Moved
Written by Maya Angelou
Bantam | Trade Paperback | October 1991
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-35458-4 (0-553-35458-2)

In her first book of poetry since Why Don't You Sing? Maya Angelou, bestselling author of the classic autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, writes with lyric, passionate intensity that reaches out to touch the heart and mind. This memorable collection of poems exhibits Maya Angelou's unique gift for... Read more






Letter to My Daughter
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8003-5 (0-8129-8003-4)

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was... Read more






Letter to My Daughter
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | September 2008
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6612-4 (1-4000-6612-3)

For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers.

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told... Read more






The Complete Poetry
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | March 31, 2015
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9787-3 (0-8129-9787-5)

Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life.
 
Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can... Read more






Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | April 2013
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6611-7 (1-4000-6611-5)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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... Read more






Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2093-7 (0-8041-2093-5)

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






Mother
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | April 2006
$9.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6601-8 (1-4000-6601-8)

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not... Read more





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