Who Was Maya Angelou? ( Who Was...? )

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Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black--and first female--streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and calypso dancer. But Angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim.
Target age group 8-12
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  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    Who Was?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Girls & Women
  • Author
    Gourley, Catherine
  • Lexile Level
    900
  • AR Level
    5.8
  • Pages
    112
  • Publication Date
    1/12/2016
  • Publisher
    Penguin Group (USA)
  • Dimensions
    0.24 H x 7.62 L x 5.38 W
  • Case Qty
    70
  • Dewey
    b
  • Weight
    0.28 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9780448488530
  • ISBN-10
    0448488531
  • Item #
    45395
Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black--and first female--streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and calypso dancer. But Angelou's writing became her defining talent. Her poems and books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international acclaim. Target age group 8-12

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