Maya Angelou


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in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
April 04, 1928

Died
May 28, 2014

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Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969) which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird S...

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The Heart of a Woman

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Mom & Me & Mom

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Letter to My Daughter

4.10 avg rating — 13,975 ratings — published 2008 — 28 editions
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Gather Together in My Name

4.27 avg rating — 10,470 ratings — published 1974 — 31 editions
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The Complete Collected Poems

4.41 avg rating — 7,874 ratings — published 1986 — 12 editions
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for M...

4.27 avg rating — 7,889 ratings — published 1993 — 24 editions
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Singin' and Swingin' and Ge...

4.23 avg rating — 5,889 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poem...

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All God's Children Need Tra...

4.25 avg rating — 4,949 ratings — published 1986 — 23 editions
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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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