Maya Angelou

Week of June 9, 2014

In the News: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

A memorial service for the multiple-award-winning author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, performer, actress, and composer, Maya Angelou, was held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University where she was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Her first publication, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), was an immediate success and garnered a National Book Award nomination.

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1986
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z463 1986

Ballad of Greenwich Village(Streaming Video)
By Karen Kramer. Filmakers Library, 2007
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online: Alexander Street Press

About the video:
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York’s Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion which sparked the Gay Liberation movement and many others. This unique film includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Actor/ director Tim Robbins speaks about growing up in the Village and attending early protest rallies. Allen Ginsberg shows us the coffee house where he first read poetry. Playwright Edward Albee remembers how his controversial plays found a home here. Also appearing in the film are film director Woody Allen, poet Maya Angelou, author Norman Mailer, folk singers Peter, Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and jazz drummer Roy Haynes — as well as local Village painters, activists, club owners and drag queens.

Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2006
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 C45 2006

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
By Maya Angelou. Modern Library, 2004
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z466 2004

Even the Stars Look Lonesome
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1997
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 E94 1997b

Gather Together in My Name
By Maya Angelou. Bantam Books, 1975
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z464 1975

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2004
Call Number: TX715 .A5697 2004

The Heart of a Woman
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1981c
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z465

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Diie
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1971
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 J8

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1969
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z466 1970

Letter to My Daughter
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2008
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z468 2008

Maya Angelou: A Critical Companion
By Mary Jane Lupton. Greenwood Press, 1998
Call Number: PS3551 .B464 Z7578 1998

Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration
By Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler and Richard A. Long. Doubleday, 2008
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z67 2008

Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living
By Margaret Courtney-Clarke. Clarkson Potter, 1999
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z55 1999

Me & Me & Mom
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2013
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z46 2013

Of Women, Poetry, and Power: Strategies of Address in Dickinson, Miles, Brooks, Lorde, and Angelou
By Zofia Burr. University of Illinois, 2002
Call Number: PS151 .B87 2002

Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1975
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 O5

On the Pulse of Morning
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1993
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 O53 1993

Readings on Maya Angelou
Edited by Mary E. Williams. Greenhaven Press, 1997
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z84 1997

A Song Flung Up to Heaven
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2002
Call Number: PS3551 .B464 Z476 2002

Speaking of Dance: Donald McKayle(Streaming Video)
Directed by Douglas Rosenberg. American Dance Festival, 1993
Call Number: Available online via Dance in Video: Alexander Street Press

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1993
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 W68 1993 (At Jupiter)


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  1. The description of the video is realistic and calls the reader to view it. Kindly paste a link of the video, my students are highly interested in this piece of art.

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