Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014.

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Maya Angelou book covers

Marguerite Annie Johnson, or Maya (the nickname her brother gave her), acclaimed author, poet, actor and civil-rights activist, died on 28 May 2014.

You may have read her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, when you were in high school.  If you haven’t, it is well worth reading.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and other books written by Maya Angelou are available from the Learning Centre.

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