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Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Angelou, Maya.
Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas.
New York : Random House, ©1976
(OCoLC)569942618
Named Person: Maya Angelou; Maya Angelou; Maya Angelou
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Angelou
ISBN: 0394405455 9780394405452 0553380052 9780553380057 0679457771 9780679457770 0553251996 9780553251999 9780812980318 081298031X
OCLC Number: 2213357
Notes: Autobiography.
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Volume 1 : I know why the caged bird sings --
Volume 2 : The heart of a woman.
Responsibility: Maya Angelou.
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This is the third volume in the Maya Angelou's autobiography. In this volume, music and her son are the focus of her life. She is on the edge of a new world - marriage, show business and a triumphant  Read more...

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