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Maya Angelou

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Definition American author, poet, and civil rights activist best known  for her autobiographical writings, such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) and All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986) (b.1928)
  • It is screwed to the wall, so I cover it with a poster of Maya Angelou that the librarian gave me.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I mean, a society in which Maya Angelou can be thought to be a real poet of some importance is a doomed society.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • In the heavily Afrocentric curriculum of the D.C. public schools, he can always apply some personal experience to a passage from Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Maya Angelou looks at me.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I want to take the poster of Maya Angelou home, and I'd like to keep some of my tree pictures and my turkey-bone sculpture.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Maya Angelou watches me, two fingers on the side of her face.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Maya Angelou's picture watches me while I sweep and mop the floor, while I scrub the shelves, while I chase spiders out of the corners.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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