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Still I Rise: The Story of Maya Angelou
     

Still I Rise: The Story of Maya Angelou

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by Jeff Biggers
 
Maya Angelou grew up in the deep South, a dirt-poor African-American child who experienced ruthless discrimination and segregation. At the young age of eight, one of her mother's boyfriends raped Maya. At 16, she had a son. Maya turned to prostitution to support her son and to drugs to hide her shame. But when she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement with

Overview

Maya Angelou grew up in the deep South, a dirt-poor African-American child who experienced ruthless discrimination and segregation. At the young age of eight, one of her mother's boyfriends raped Maya. At 16, she had a son. Maya turned to prostitution to support her son and to drugs to hide her shame. But when she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement with Reverend Martin Luther King, she turned her life around and rose above her humble and troubled beginnings to be America's Poet Laureate.

Written for students and young adult readers, this biography also includes an extensive vocabulary builder and ten thought-provoking review questions. Great for book reports and homeschoolers.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011828096
Publisher:
William Gladden Foundation Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
HeRose & SheRose , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
17 KB

Meet the Author

Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning of The United States of Appalachia, and In the Sierra Madre. He has worked as a writer, radio correspondent and educator across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, among others. He splits his time between Tucson and Illinois. His website is: www.jeffbiggers.com

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Still I Rise 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bcm8605 More than 1 year ago
Good book just a little short.
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