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Maya Angelou

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1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
343 words

...at all / It's only in my dreams,” says the bold protagonist. Typical of Angelou's approach to the very real terrors of her own young life, this short poem focuses on inner strength. Yet it is clearly written out of an urban childhood and to children whose fears in the night may be very real. Like Angelou herself, this poem, with illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat , faces life squarely, acknowledging its terrors and overcoming them. Janice M. Bogstad Lupton, Mary Jane . Maya Angelou: A Critical Companion . Westport, Conn., and London: Greenwood Press,...

Feelings, Tom

Feelings, Tom   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
792 words

... collaboration was repeated in Black Folktales ( 1969 ). With Muriel Feelings , his wife at the time, he published Zamani Goes to Market ( 1970 ) and also the two Caldecott Honor books. His many illustrated works include Eloise Greenfield ’s Daydreamers ( 1981 ) and Maya Angelou ’s Now Sheba Sings the Song ( 1987 ). The only book illustrated entirely in color is Soul Looks Back in Wonder , a masterly blend of media and varied techniques including colored pencils, spray paint, marbleized paper, wallpaper, and collage. Feelings's most important work...

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