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Maya Angelou (1928–2014)

Autor(a) de I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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About the Author

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In mostrar mais 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts, a PBS special for which she received a Golden Eagle Award. She was a three-time Grammy winner. She died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) 14,928 cópias, 222 resenhas
The Heart of a Woman (1981) 2,518 cópias, 16 resenhas
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993) 1,946 cópias, 17 resenhas
Gather Together in My Name (1974) 1,509 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (2015) 1,311 cópias, 7 resenhas
Letter to My Daughter (2008) 1,215 cópias, 25 resenhas
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986) 1,190 cópias, 13 resenhas
Maya Angelou: Poems (1986) 1,046 cópias, 6 resenhas
Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997) 779 cópias, 2 resenhas
Mom & Me & Mom (2013) 662 cópias, 47 resenhas
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women (1994) 658 cópias, 7 resenhas
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002) 652 cópias, 5 resenhas
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (1993) 551 cópias, 24 resenhas
And Still I Rise (1978) 535 cópias, 17 resenhas
On the Pulse of Morning (1993) 467 cópias, 5 resenhas
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem (2005) 421 cópias, 12 resenhas
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou (1993) 411 cópias, 14 resenhas
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me (1994) 355 cópias, 8 resenhas
I Shall Not Be Moved (1990) — Autor — 345 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (1969) 302 cópias, 2 resenhas
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer (2006) 185 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Poetry of Maya Angelou (1990) 139 cópias, 2 resenhas
Kofi and His Magic (1996) 109 cópias, 2 resenhas
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me (2006) 94 cópias, 5 resenhas
Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987) 81 cópias, 1 resenha
A Brave and Startling Truth (1995) 69 cópias
His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute (2014) 64 cópias, 4 resenhas
Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? (1983) 61 cópias, 2 resenhas
Carta A Minha Filha (Em Portugues do Brasil) (2019) 19 cópias, 1 resenha
Love's Exquisite Freedom (1900) 17 cópias, 2 resenhas
Maya Angelou Poetry Collection (1999) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Our Grandmothers 6 cópias
Down in the Delta (1999) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Maya Angelou 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Mrs. Flowers: A Moment of Friendship (1986) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Phänomenale Frauen (2020) 4 cópias
Lady B (2014) 3 cópias
La vie ne me fait pas peur (2018) 3 cópias
Et pourtant je m'élève (2022) 2 cópias
The aristocrat 2 cópias
KADIN KALBİ 2 cópias
Graduation (Tale Blazers) (1989) 2 cópias
Encontraos en mi nombre (2000) 2 cópias
Maya Angelou 4C box set (2002) 2 cópias
Why the Caged Bird Sings 1 exemplar(es)
Deep Rivers in my Soul 1 exemplar(es)
Touched By An Angel 1 exemplar(es)
They Came to Stay 1 exemplar(es)
Angelou, Maya Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Je reprendrais bien un peu de rêve (1980) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Maya Angelou Boxed Set 1 exemplar(es)
The Runaway 1 exemplar(es)
En toch heradem ik 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (1942) — Introdução, algumas edições1,394 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 785 cópias, 4 resenhas
Not Without Laughter (1930) — Introdução, algumas edições653 cópias, 14 resenhas
Written by Herself, Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women (1992) — Contribuinte — 433 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuinte — 412 cópias, 1 resenha
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições394 cópias, 7 resenhas
I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America (1989) — Prefácio — 385 cópias, 3 resenhas
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 375 cópias, 3 resenhas
High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (2011) — Prefácio — 308 cópias, 18 resenhas
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias, 2 resenhas
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias, 4 resenhas
I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (1983) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias, 2 resenhas
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats (2000) — Prefácio — 169 cópias, 3 resenhas
Growing Up in the South: An Anthology of Modern Southern Literature (1991) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias, 1 resenha
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias, 1 resenha
All the Colors of the Race (1982) — Narrador, algumas edições122 cópias, 14 resenhas
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias, 1 resenha
Sacred Stories: A Celebration of the Power of Story to Transform and Heal (1993) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias, 1 resenha
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Roots [1977 TV miniseries] (1977) — Actor — 99 cópias, 2 resenhas
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (2020) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias, 32 resenhas
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Read and Rise (2006) — Prefácio — 87 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias, 1 resenha
Mary Ellen Mark: An American Odyssey 1963-1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias, 1 resenha
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias, 1 resenha
African Canvas: The Art of West African Women (1990) — Prefácio, algumas edições59 cópias
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Facing Evil: Light at the Core of Darkness (1988) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias, 1 resenha
A Virago Keepsake to Celebrate Twenty Years of Publishing (1993) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
In My Mother's Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family (2006) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias, 2 resenhas
African American Lives [2006 TV episode] (2004) — Narrador — 31 cópias, 3 resenhas
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Virago Is 40 (2013) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Women: A World Report (1985) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Elmo Saves Christmas [1996 film] (2009) — Actor — 19 cópias
Keeping The Faith: African American Sermons Of Liberation (2002) — Introdução — 18 cópias
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Shall We Dance? (2008) — Prefácio — 8 cópias
America Beyond the Color Line [2002 TV series] (2003) — Narrador — 8 cópias
Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers: Black Poets Read Their Work — Narrador, algumas edições2 cópias
Words Among America: Sixty Poems of Challenge and Hope — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Angelou, Maya
Nome de batismo
Johnson, Marguerite Ann
Outros nomes
Angelou, Maya
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
St. Louis, Missouri, VS
Local de falecimento
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, VS
Locais de residência
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Stamps, Arkansas, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Sonoma, California, USA
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
George Washington High School, San Francisco
California Labor School, San Francisco
Reynolds Professorship of American Studies, Wake Forest University (mostrar todas 8)
Johnson, Guy (son)
Wake Forest University
Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature (1999)
National Medal of Arts (2000)
Grammy, Best Spoken Word Album (1993 ∙ 1995 ∙ 2002)
NAACP Spingarn Medal (1994)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)
Coretta Scott King Award (1971) (mostrar todas 39)
North Carolina Award in Literature (1987)
Golden Plate Award (1990)
Candace Award (1990)
Langston Hughes Medal (1991)
Horatio Alger Award (1992)
Distinguished Woman of North Carolina Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Crystal Award (1992)
Inauguration Poet (1993)
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (1993)
Rollins College Walk of Fame (1994)
Frank G. Wells American Teachers Award (1995)
Homecoming Award (1997)
NAACP Image Award (1998 ∙ 2005 ∙ 2009)
Alston-Jones International Civil & Human Rights Award (1998)
National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
Christopher Award (1999)
Shelia Award (1999)
EMMA Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
Charles Evans Hughes Award (2004)
Mother Teresa Award (2006)
Martha Parker Legacy Award (2007)
Voice of Peace Award (2008)
Gracie Award (2008)
Marian Anderson Award (2008)
Lincoln Medal (2008)
ALA Literary Award (2009)
Black Cultural Society Award (2012)
Literarian Award (2013)
Norman Mailer Prize (2013)
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Ladies' Home Journal "Woman of the Year in Communication" Award (1976)
Matrix Award (1983)
Pequena biografia
Maya Angelou (pronounced /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1] born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)[2] is an American autobiographer and poet. Having been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton, she is best known for her series of six autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences.[3] The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), focuses on the first seventeen years of her life, brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

Angelou has had a long and varied career, holding jobs such as fry cook, dancer, actress, journalist, educator, television producer, and film director. She was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Angelou has been highly honored for her body of work, including being awarded over 30 honorary degrees and the nomination of a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie.[4] Since the 1990s, she has had a busy career on the lecture circuit, making about 80 appearances a year. Since 1991, Angelou has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List.

With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She became recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for blacks and women



Maya Angelou's Library em Legacy Libraries (Agosto 2015)


Com sua escrita poderosa e poética, Maya nos guia por sua incrível história de vida, compartilhando não apenas suas lutas, mas também suas esperanças e sonhos para as futuras gerações.

Nesse manual de inspiração e superação, ela nos desafia a assumir o controle de nossas vidas e a nos tornarmos protagonistas de nossa própria narrativa. Prepare-se para ser cativado por uma das vozes mais influentes do movimento pelos direitos civis e mergulhe em um relato comovente que exalta a vida em sua plenitude.

Esta edição especial conta ainda com o prefácio inédito da renomada escritora Conceição Evaristo, adicionando um toque de valor e relevância contemporânea.
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