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Maya Angelou

Writer and Activist

Series: Celebrating Black Artists

By Del Sandeen

Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and delves into why her powerful words continue to touch the lives of people today.


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