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Letter to My Daughter

Angelou, Maya (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Letter to My Daughter
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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.
Authors: Angelou, Maya
Statement of Responsibility: Maya Angelou
Title: Letter to my daughter
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 166 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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
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.
Subject Headings: Angelou, Maya African American authors Biography Authors, American 20th century Biography Authors, American Homes and haunts New York (State) New York
Topical Term: African American authors
Authors, American
Authors, American
LCCN: 2008028843
ISBN: 0812980034
9780812980035
Branch Call Number: B Angelou A
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Oct 20, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maya Angelou imparts pearls of wisdom garnered from her full and often tumultuous life in this letter to daughters everywhere. It is a collection of short essays, poems and reflections that you will want to read in one sitting!

Apr 02, 2012
  • goofy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A mix of autobiographical stories, poetry, and insights, this book written by Dr. Angelou made me laugh, smile, and most importantly think. It is full of Angelou's wisdom that she has learnt for her life and meant to insipre her daughters, the ones she never had and most likely will never meet.

Oct 19, 2011
  • thart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Read 5/2009). My mother recently sent me a copy of Maya Angelou's book "Letter to My Daughter." I have been reading it slowly over the last month or so, since it is comprised of little vignettes only a few pages each, I could pick it up and put it down whenever I wanted. Usually after I finish a book that I was given I donate it to the local library; but, I am keeping this one (sorry library, but you have a copy so don't hate me). It is filled with so many treasures that I can access again and again that I am hanging onto this one. There are so many great little inspirational passages, as well as quotation opportunities for graduations, weddings, new mothers, etc. that I know I will appreciate it greatly for future references when occasions arise. This also reminded me of how much I love Maya Angelou's writing and sent me forth in search of some more of her works at my local library (conveniently located right across the street).

Jan 17, 2009
  • jennturner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A lovely, quick read. Nothing too preachy and she doesn't bash you over the head with "meaning". Thoroughly enjoyed.

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