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Maya Angelou

A Biography of an Award-Winning Poet and Civil Rights Activist

Series: African-American Icons

By Donna Brown Agins

From the child raised by her grandmother in a small village in Arkansas to the writer known as National Treasure, Angelou has lived a remarkable life. She rose from pain and poverty to achieve success as a dancer, an actress, a teacher and an award-winning author. Readers of Donna Brown Agins's compelling new profile will understand and appreciate why Angelou is one of the best-loved and most fascinating American writers.

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"Students can use these books to support research into both the lives of prominent individuals, as well as historical context. All of the books are highly readable though some deal with difficult subject matter such as abuse and racism."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

". . . a great resource tool and very good biography . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2013

"Presented in an easy-to-read format, these books will appeal to reluctant readers or teens . . ."

School Library Journal, April 2013

"The series will make a great addition to a public or school library. It is resourceful and informative."

VOYA, April 2013

"Author Agins has done an excellent job in both chronicling and marking the milestones in the life of Maya Angelou. Though this biography is geared to a younger audience in order to educate them, it is absolutely worth reading for adults as well . . . a life worth knowing and appreciating."

New York Journal of Books, posted January 1, 2013

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