Letter to My Daughter

Angelou, Maya

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Letter to My Daughter
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.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0812980034
Branch Call Number: B Angelou A
Characteristics: xii, 166 p. ; 22 cm.


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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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