“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.
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.