Maya Angelou

27 Feb

Today’s post subject, Maya Angelou, is a “poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director” so it’s no wonder she’s often referred to as a Renaissance woman.

First stop is definitely her official web site where you can read a biography, read the latest news, and check out videos & photos.

CBS News has a new series entitled “Note to Self” where various figures are asked: “If you could offer insights and advice to the person you were as a teenager, what would you say?” Click here to see what Maya Angelou had to say.

Voices From the Gaps has an extensive Angelou page.

There are thousands of videos available on YouTube of Angelou’s interviews, lectures, and speeches. Here’s her reading at President Clinton’s inaugural.

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

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