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Title: Maya Angelou


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Maya Angelou
African American poet. By Prestije
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Childhood Events
  • Maya Angelou was born in 1928 in St. Louis
    Missouri.
  • Her maiden name is Marguerite Johnson.
  • She had a brother named Baily.
  • She was separated from her mom because her mom
    couldnt take care of her and her brother. She
    was taken to live with her grandmother.

3
Challenges
  • Maya Angelou got divorced at least three times.
  • When she was 3 years old she was taken away from
    her mom because she couldnt afford to take care
    of her.
  • At age 8, Maya was abused by her moms boyfriend.
  • When the man was jailed, Maya became mute from
    guilt for five years. I thought if I spoke my
    mouth would issue out something that would kill
    people randomly so it was better not to talk,
    she said.

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Accomplishments
  • Became a well known writer.
  • Made six children books (i.e.
  • She wrote 10 plays.
  • She directed 4 plays.
  • 10 voice records.

5
Time Line
  • Maya Angelou born April 14, 1928 in St. Louis
    Missouri.
  • In 1969, she wrote I know why the caged bird
    sings (poetry book).
  • In 2008, she found out she was a part of the
    Menda people of West Africa.
  • Her son, Clyde, was born.

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Questions to Answer
  • Why is this person famous? What important
    actions did this person take?
  • She was famous because she was a wonderful
    poet and she wrote a lot of books. Both children
    and adults enjoy reading her work.

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Questions to Answer
  • What personality traits enabled this person to
    realize personal goals and dreams?
  • She was a very hard worker. She was a single
    mother and was still able to find a job as an
    actor and a writer. Maya had a difficult
    childhood but she was brave enough to overcome
    her sadness.

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Questions to Answer
  • What childhood experiences cause this Individual
    to establish their goals and dreams?
  • When she had her son Clyde, she decided that she
    would take care of her son unlike, her mom with
    Maya and her brother.

9
Questions to Answer
  • What was the author trying to say by writing
    about this person?
  • No matter what you been through, and or going
    through NEVER give up.

10
Bibliography
  • King,Sarah.Maya Angelou. BrookfieldMillbrookpres,
    1994.

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Pictures!
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The End
Bye Bye
Peace Out
BYE
Later
asta lavesta
See Ya!
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