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Title:
Maya Angelou
Author:
Harper, Judith E., 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Chanhassen, Minn.] : Child's World, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
39 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Examines the life and accomplishments of the African American writer, performer, and teacher, as well as her impact on literature and black culture.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.2 1.0 25898.
ISBN:
9781567665703
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Examines the life and accomplishments of the African-American writer, performer, and teacher, as well as her impact on literature and black culture.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Chronological overviews of the lives of well-known African Americans. Although there is little elaboration on the material presented, there are enough details for readers to get a sense of what the protagonists' lives were like. Both titles are attractively formatted with lots of white space, print size that is easy on the eyes, and one or two clear sepia-toned or full-color photographs or reproductions per spread. Boxed captions for each picture add to the information found in the text. There are no bibliographies, yet the book on Angelou lists sources for the quoted material. Accuracy is a concern in the Tubman book. Readers are told that she had 11 brothers and sisters (she was one of 11 children). David Adler's A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Holiday, 1992), Dan Elish's Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Millbrook, 1993), and Jacob Lawrence's Harriet and the Promised Land (S & S, 1993) are already in many collections. With less written about Angelou for this audience, libraries should consider purchasing that title.-Kathleen Staerkel, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Examines the life and accomplishments of the African-American writer, performer, and teacher, as well as her impact on literature and black culture. Excerpted from Maya Angelou by Judith E. Harper All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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