Rise : from caged bird to poet of the people, Maya Angelou / by Bethany Hegedus ; foreword by Colin A. Johnson ; illustrations by Tonya Engel.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Barnesville Public Library||J 921 ANG (Text)||33500013137419||New||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||J 921 ANG (Text)||33500013137427||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781620145876
- ISBN: 1620145871
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Lee & Low Books Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
"A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who turned a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
In merely 48 pages, Maya Angelou's remarkable life is presented in full, through rhythmic free verse that emphasizes her formative years. With so much being covered, the languageâaccessible, fluid, and often lovely in the paced-out early yearsâtends to drag under the quick-turning logistics of Angelou's adult life. We glimpse her as a dancer, mother, poet, and activist in St. Louis, Stamps, San Francisco, Cairo, and Harlem. The work of metaphor often falls to Engel, whose sweeping oil and acrylics lend depth and power to the text. An especially dark moment is presented with care: "One day, Maya left alone / with Mr. Freeman, / is anything but free." A man's shadow is cast over Maya's bedroom wall, with the little girl curled up on her bed, afraid. Back matterâincluding a full time line and selected bibliographyânames the sexual assault and offers resources for readers in need of support. A foreword frames this biography as an opportunity for conversation, hoping that children may learn from the courage displayed by Angelou, and so it is. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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