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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou


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in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
April 04, 1928

Died
May 28, 2014

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Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969) which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Mom & Me & Mom

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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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January 2016 New School Group Read

1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 366 pages
 
  23 votes, 15.2%

 
  21 votes, 13.9%

1915, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 201 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.9%

1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.6%

 
  13 votes, 8.6%

1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.9%

 
  11 votes, 7.3%

1999, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, 617 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.0%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1984, The Bone People by Keri Hulme, 450 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.3%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1926, The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, 218 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1957, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, 246 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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