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Description - Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou

Celebrate Christmas with the joyous poetry of the incomparable Maya Angelou. ""Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,"" she writes, ""and speak the word aloud. Peace."" Angelou's moving poem is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of humanity. First read at the 2005 White House tree-lighting ceremony, it comes alive again as a fully illustrated children's book, celebrating the promise of peace in the holiday season. In this simple story, a family joins with their community-rich and poor, black and white, Muslim and Jew-to celebrate the holidays. This special package includes an audio CD of the author reading the poem aloud.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375841507
ISBN-10: 0375841504
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 247mm x 11mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, she was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, historian, producer, actor, director, filmmaker and civil rights activist. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was raised there and in Stamps, Arkansas. By the mid-50s, she had become a dancer, touring Europe with a production of Porgy and Bess, recorded her first album, Calypso Lady, acted Off-Broadway for the first time and wrote Cabaret for Freedom. In the 1960's. she moved to Cairo and Ghana, editing, teaching and mastering a number of languages, returning in 1964 to America to work first with Malcolm X and then with Dr. Martin Luther King. In the 1970s she wrote screenplays, composed scores, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize as a screenwriter, appeared on television and in films and published. She is renowned for her series of autobiographies, the most famous being I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1970. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction includes more than 30 bestselling titles. Dr. Angelou served on two presidential c

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