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Maya Angelou

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, and five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?
 
 

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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






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






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






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






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






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






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, 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






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)

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 mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a... Read more






Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8031-8 (0-8129-8031-X)

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






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






Hallelujah! The Welcome Table
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$19.95/25.95(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






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






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






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






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)

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 the Caged Bird... Read more






A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Written by Maya Angelou
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38203-7 (0-553-38203-9)

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






My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
Written by Maya Angelou, Illustrated by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Crown Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-82567-5 (0-375-82567-3)

Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing... Read more






A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | April 2002
$23.95/35.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-50747-2 (0-375-50747-7)

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






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)

In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more






Still I Rise
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | August 2001
$21.95/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-50596-6 (0-375-50596-2)

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






Phenomenal Woman
Written by Maya Angelou
Random House | Hardcover | February 2000
$19.95/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-50406-8 (0-375-50406-0)

Phenomenal Woman is a phenomenal poem that speaks to us of where we are as women at the dawn of a new century.  In a clear voice, Maya Angelou vividly reminds us of our towering strength and beauty.  Here is a poem that radiates wisdom and conviction, renewing our belief in the glory... 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






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






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





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