About the Author
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights advocate best known for her seven autobiographies. Her first biography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to age 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She published three books of essays, several collections of poems, and received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
Hometown:Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Date of Birth:April 4, 1928
Place of Birth:St. Louis, Missouri
Education:High school in Atlanta and San Francisco