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Rise : from caged bird to poet of the people, Maya Angelou / by Bethany Hegedus ; foreword by Colin A. Johnson ; illustrations by Tonya Engel.

Hegedus, Bethany, (author.). Johnson, Colin A. (Colin Ashanti), (writer of foreword.). Engel, Tonya, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J 921 ANG (Text) 33500013137419 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library J 921 ANG (Text) 33500013137427 New Available -

Record details

  • 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., [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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:
Ages 7-10.
Grades 4-6.

  • 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 language—accessible, fluid, and often lovely in the paced-out early years—tends 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 matter—including a full time line and selected bibliography—names 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.

Subject: Angelou, Maya > Juvenile literature.
African American women authors > 20th century > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage.
Angelou, Maya.
African American women authors.
Angelou, Maya.
African American authors > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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