School Library JournalGr 4-8-Angelou's story is related clearly, but the author adds no new information to what has already been published elsewhere. The text is interspersed with a generous supply of black-and-white photographs that add interest. Many are familiar shots of Angelou reading, performing, or receiving awards. What makes this book a little different from the many others already on library shelves is the inclusion of a career section at the end. Readers are informed as to how to become a writer, and how to become a filmmaker and director. These sections describe the jobs, educational requirements, work conditions, earnings, and outlook. Unlike the main text, this part of the book is dry and uninteresting, reading much like various occupational handbooks kept in reference sections. Citations and sources are not included.-Marilyn Heath, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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