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Still I Rise: The Story of Maya Angelou [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Still I Rise: The Story of Maya Angelou

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011828096
  • Publisher: William Gladden Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: HeRose & SheRose , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 136,463
  • File size: 17 KB

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    Good book

    Good book just a little short.

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