Books by Maya Angelou
NPR stories about Maya Angelou
The NPR education team brings you 25 books with minority characters and authors.
In Roshi Fernando's upper-middle-class childhood home, conversations about sex were taboo. But at 13, already a survivor of sexual trauma, she needed answers. Fernando turned to Maya Angelou's autobiographical I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and, in its pages, found comfort and strength.
Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood being raised by her grandmother in Arkansas, but as a young teenager, she returned to live with her mother, Vivian Baxter. Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom looks back on the long process of reconciliation with the woman who sent her away.
As recent college grads, everything seems possible ... but nothing feels certain. Hannah Levintova recommends three works that will help pull you out of your twentysomething rut.
In her new cookbook, the poet says too much rushing around and too many rules are crushing the practice of good cooking. Eating good food, she says, should be a time to enlighten the spirit.
Bestselling author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is considered to be among the greatest writers alive today. In this week's Wisdom Watch, Angelou talks — and sings — about why she feels proud to be an American woman of color. Her latest book is A Song Flung Up to Heaven, the final volume of her memoirs.
Author and poet Maya Angelou talks about her latest work, a book of recipes and recollections she's put together that combine her love of cooking and good food with her deeper love of the people she shares her table with.