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Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

  • Creators:Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson Ph.D.Jerome Lagarrigue
  • Brand:Brand: Sterling
  • Category:Book
  • Buy New: $59.95
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  • Seller:Roots & Wings
  • Sales Rank:760,164
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:48
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):10 x 8.8 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:August 1, 2007
  • ISBN:1402720238
  • EAN:9781402720239
  • ASIN:1402720238
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Synopsis
Award-winning poet, author, playwright, historian, songwriter, singer, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, and civil rights activist: Dr. Maya Angelou needs no introduction. She is a true American icon—and now she is the first living poet included in Sterling’s celebrated Poetry for Young People series. Twenty-five of her finest poems capture a range of emotions and experiences, from the playful “Harlem Hopscotch” to the prideful “Me and My Work” to the soul-stirring “Still I Rise.” While her writings deal with the historic struggles of African-Americans, they all resonate with spiritual strength and hope for the future that everyone can relate to. A special inclusion in this volume is “A Brave and Startling Truth,” written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Award-winning artist Jerome Lagarrigue masterfully illustrates each verse with evocative, stunning pictures. Dr. Edwin Graves Wilson, the Provost Emeritus of Wake Forest University and a longtime colleague of Dr. Angelou, has written the book’s introduction, the introductions to the individual poems, and the annotations.
 

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