Most widely held works about Maya Angelou
Most widely held works by Maya Angelou
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou ( Book )
281 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 6,151 libraries worldwide
Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.
The heart of a woman by Maya Angelou ( Book )
112 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 4,856 libraries worldwide
This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and changes in her personal life.
Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now by Maya Angelou ( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 4,325 libraries worldwide
Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power do spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou's latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page.
Gather together in my name by Maya Angelou ( Book )
98 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 3,940 libraries worldwide
Following World War II, a black mother contemplates prostitution after unsuccessfully searching for a decent job and a reliable man.
All God's children need traveling shoes by Maya Angelou ( Book )
54 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,647 libraries worldwide
The author describes her odyssey to Ghana in the 1960s, meant as a return to her African roots. Over a few years she transformed herself by learning to speak Fanti, dressing in Ghanian style and delving in politics. But after encountering racial prejudice and losing her son in a car crash, she returned to America.
Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas by Maya Angelou ( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,579 libraries worldwide
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, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business, and tours Europe and Africa in Porgy and Bess. As the book opens, Maya, in order to support herself and her young son, gets a job in a record shop run by a white woman. Suspicious of almost any kindness shown her, she is particularly confused by the special attentions of a young white customer. Soon the relationship grows into love and then marriage, and Maya believes a permanent relationship is finally possible. But it is not to be, and she is again forced to look for work. This time she finds a job as a dancer in a sleazy San Francisco bar. Her remarkable talent, however, soon brings her attention of a different kind, and before long she is singing in one of the most popular nightclubs on the coast. From there, she is called to New York to join the cast of Porgy and Bess, which is just about to begin another tour abroad. The troupe's joyous and dramatic adventure through Italy, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Egypt becomes the centerpiece of Singin' and Swingin'. This remarkable portrayal of one of the most exciting and talented casts ever put together, and of the encounters between these larger-than-life personalities and audiences who had rarely seen black people before, makes a hilarious and poignant story. The excitement of the journey -- full of camaraderie, love affairs, and memorable personalities -- is dampened only by Maya's nagging guilt that she has once again abandoned the person she loves most in life, her son. Back home, and driven close to suicide by her guilt and concern, she takes her son with her to Hawaii, where she discovers that devotion and love, in spite of forced absence, have the power to heal and sustain. As always, Maya Angelou's writing is charged with that remarkable sense of life and love and unique celebration of the human condition that have won her such a loyal following.
Even the stars look lonesome by Maya Angelou ( Book )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,545 libraries worldwide
This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality. Even the Stars Look Lonesome imparts the lessons of a lifetime.
A song flung up to heaven by Maya Angelou ( Book )
62 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,352 libraries worldwide
In a sixth memoir, the author and poet describes her return from Africa to the U.S., her work with the civil rights movement, and the writing of her first autobiographical work, "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 3,106 libraries worldwide
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.
I shall not be moved by Maya Angelou ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,886 libraries worldwide
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 capturing the triumph and pain of being black and every man and woman's struggle to be free. Filled with bittersweet intimacies and ferocious courage, these poems are gems--many-faceted, bright with wisdom, radiant with life.
Letter to my daughter by Maya Angelou ( Book )
55 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,727 libraries worldwide
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. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a "lifelong endeavor," or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice--Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.
And still I rise by Maya Angelou ( Book )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,615 libraries worldwide
Maya Angelou's third poetry collection, a unique celebration of life, consists of rhythms of strength, love, and remembrance, songs of the street, and lyrics of the heart.
Just give me a cool drink of water 'fore I diiie by Maya Angelou ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
Contains poems with the themes of racial confrontation, love, and nostalgic memory.
Oh pray my wings are gonna fit me well by Maya Angelou ( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,939 libraries worldwide
Contains poems with the themes of love, memory, and racial confrontation.
Roots ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Phenomenal woman : four poems celebrating women by Maya Angelou ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,889 libraries worldwide
Maya Angelou, the bestselling author of On the Pulse of Morning, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and other lavishly praised works, is considered one of America's finest poets. Here, four of her most highly acclaimed poems are assembled in a beautiful gift edition that provides a feast for the eyes as well as the heart.
On the pulse of morning by Maya Angelou ( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Read by the poet at the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, 20 January 1993.
Hallelujah! the welcome table by Maya Angelou ( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
My husband opened the refrigerator door. Sliced eclairs were stacked on every shelf. "I'll never eat another eclair as long as I live," he said. I gave most of the eclairs to friends, to staff, and to the soup kitchen. But I kept one gargantuan loaf as proof that cooking helps me to write. I pulled out the stubborn manuscripts, which to date had resistered me successfully, and suddenly the words spilled out of my pen and onto the yellow pad. A few days after my husband had said he never wanted to see another eclair, I offered him a piece of strawberry shortcake. He smiled widely and enjoyed it immensely. He simply did not recognize the old eclair smothered with strawberries and whipped cream.
Now Sheba sings the song by Maya Angelou ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
The poem presents the powerful spirit of Black women the world over. Includes eighty-four portraits of ordinary Black women.
Poems by Maya Angelou ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Angelou's poems, divided into the four sections named on the title page.
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Geburtsname Johnson, Marguerite 1928-
Johnson, Marguerite, 1928-
Make, Maya Angelou
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