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Maya Angelou

Biography

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 also wrote a cookbook, HALLELUJAH! THE WELCOME TABLE, and five poetry collections, including I SHALL NOT BE MOVED and SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING? She passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

Maya Angelou

Books by Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou - Autobiography, Nonfiction

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 --- growing up in a small, rural community in Arkansas during the 1930s.