Who Was Maya Angelou? Paperback
Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood.
Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South.
Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish.
She moved to California and became the first black - and first female - streetcar operator before following her interest in dance.
She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and calypso dancer. But Angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
- Publication Date: 14/01/2016
- Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780448488530