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The Official Maya Angelou

This is someone we'd like to sit and have a cup of coffee with.

Want to Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Check out the poem and you just might find out.

Sonnet 29 in "Real" English

We know this guy talks funny, so check out one of Maya's favorite poems in "real" English.

Movie or TV Productions

Late 70s Made-for-TV

Yeah we know, the book was better. No contest.

Interviews

Clash of the Titans

The name of the article is "Oprah Talks to Maya Angelou." It really doesn't get much better than that. All other interviews just pale in comparison.

Video

I Know Why the Caged Bird Laughs

Maya Rudolph and SNL take on Maya Angelou. It's a labor of love.

The Clinton Inauguration

Watch as Angelou reads at President Clinton's inauguration. Big deal alert.

"The Black National Anthem"

Alice Walker and students at Emory University join together in "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Audio

From the Voice of the Author

Lucky us: Maya Angelou reads her acclaimed work on the audiobook. We can't imagine it any other way.

A Letter to Maya

Angelou reads a letter she wrote to her fifteen-year-old self. She probably could have used that at the time.

Sing It

Remember all the songs that were sung at the revival? Here, the great Aretha Franklin gets down while singing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," one of Dr. Martin Luther King's favorite songs.

Images

Dr. Maya Angelou

What a lady.

Kiss from the Prez

Not many people can say they've gotten a kiss from the President.

"Mother Dear"

Here's Kay Francis, the white Vivian Baxter—or so say Bailey Jr. and Maya.

Front Cover

There are so many editions of Caged Bird, but this is the one in Shmoop's library.

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