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Mom and Me and Mom

by Maya Angelou

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month Sharing Diverse Voices

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Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.

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Mom and Me and Mom Synopsis

This is the  stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.

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ISBN: 9781844089154
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844089154
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Diverse Voices,
Collections: 80+ Must-read Novels by Black Writers - Black Lit Matters, 60+ works of feminist-minded fiction - Women’s Words,
Categories: Autobiography: literary, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, playwright, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, is most famous for her six volumes of autobiography beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.   Maya Angelou died in 2014.

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