Letter to my daughter / Maya Angelou.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a "lifelong endeavor," or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice--Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.
    • Content Notes:
      Home -- Philanthropy -- Revelations -- Giving birth -- Accident, coincident, or answered prayer -- To tell the truth -- Vulgarity -- Violence -- Mother's long view -- Morocco -- Porgy and Bess -- Bob & Decca -- Celia Cruz -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Senegal -- The eternal silver screen -- In self-defense -- Mrs. Coretta Scott King -- Condolences -- In the valley of humility -- National spirit -- Reclaiming Southern roots -- Surviving -- Salute to older lovers -- Commencement address -- Poetry -- Mt. Zion -- Keep the faith.
    • ISBN:
      9781400066124 (acid-free paper)
      9780812980035 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
      9781400066124 : HRD
      1400066123 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2008028843
    • Accession Number:
      fay.398279
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANGELOU, M. Letter to my daughter. [s.l.] : Random House, 2008. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Angelou M. Letter to My Daughter. Random House; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Angelou, M. (2008). Letter to my daughter. Random House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Angelou, Maya. 2008. Letter to My Daughter. Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279.
    • Harvard:
      Angelou, M. (2008) Letter to my daughter. Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Angelou, M 2008, Letter to my daughter, Random House, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Angelou, Maya. Letter to My Daughter. Random House, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Angelou, Maya. Letter to My Daughter. Random House, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Angelou M. Letter to my daughter [Internet]. Random House; 2008 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.398279

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 September #2

Poet and author Angelou, who has a son but no daughter, nevertheless speaks to all women as her daughter in this slim volume of stories, poetry, and life observances. Useful events of her own life become lessons for other women, including stories of abuse at the hands of men, finally absorbing the praise her mother heaped on her, accepting and respecting her gift for writing, appreciating the little acts of kindness that pass between friends, and finding friends in unexpected places. She relates candid stories of many a personal faux pas, committed in ignorance of other cultures and the lessons learned about humility. Recalling bittersweet memories of friends who have died, she notes that each of her birthdays is a remembrance of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the same date. Pondering the commonality of the human heart in all artists, she applauds the influence of Celia Cruz, the Cuban singer, on Angelou's own sense of rhythm in reading and writing poetry. Through the poetry of others, she explores the particular vigor of black poetry, writing of oppression and hope in the same breath. She is lyrical in her essays on race, religion, and regionalism as she recalls a life lived well into her seventies, sharing lessons learned on the art of living a good life. Readers will appreciate this first original collection in 10 years by the author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2008 June #1

"Good Living Is Hard Work" and other heartfelt advice from the poet. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2008 November #1

This collection of short essays, most of them two or three pages long, continues Angelou's themes in Even the Stars Look Lonesome and Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by combining personal experience with prescriptions for a meaningful life. Dedicating the book to the daughter she never had, Angelou recounts her childhood in Stamps, AR, where she endured the oppression of racism, an experience that has left its indelible mark on her. When she became pregnant during high school, she chose to have the child and raise him herself despite the difficulty, which taught her independence at a young age. She emphasizes the need for cultural tolerance and doesn't hesitate to reveal her own cultural missteps—e.g., in Morocco, mistaking raisins in her coffee for cockroaches and walking on the tablecloth in Senegal. Angelou is at her best when she departs from popular views, as in her chapter on violence, in which she disagrees with those who see rape as solely about power and not about sexual violence. This collection will appeal to Angelou fans and those looking for short essays that offer important truths. Recommended for large collections.—Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo

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