These sites are about author, poet, performer, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou, who wrote “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and was the second poet in U.S. history to compose and read a poem for a presidential inauguration. Find out about her life and works, read some of her poetry, and listen to interviews.
This is the official website of Maya Angelou, a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. It contains information about Maya Angelou's life, a bibliography, books, and interviews.
This site contains an index of audio, video, and text files. There is a biography, a timeline of her life, how she got her name, interviews, poems, a map of Arkansas showing where Maya Angelou grew up, and more. NOTE: This site contains links to external sites.
An eleven-page pdf file has fifteen lessons for use with the book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." These lessons use the PBS home video "Maya Angleou" and "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" abridged audiotapes, read by the author.