Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou
Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou
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Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

Written by Bethany Hegedus & illustrated by Tonya Engel
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7 - 10
Reading age
48
Page count
32
Words per page
900L
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Aug 13, 2019
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, this beautiful biography of Maya Angelou describes how she rose above a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime.Writer, activist, trolley car conductor, dancer, mother, and humanitarian–Maya Angelou’s life was marked by transformation and perseverance. In this comprehensive picture-book biography geared towards older readers, Bethany Hegedus lyrically traces Maya’s life from her early days in Stamps, Arkansas, through her work as a freedom fighter to her triumphant rise as a poet of the people. A foreword by Dr. Angelou’s grandson Colin Johnson, describes how a love of literature and poetry helped young Maya overcome childhood trauma and turn adversity into triumph. Coupled with Tonya Engel’s metaphorical and emotive illustrations, this biography beautifully conveys the heartaches and successes of this truly phenomenal woman, and in a powerful tribute to the written word.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781620145876
    Publication Date
    August 13, 2019
    Publisher
    Lee & Low Books
    Text Details
    The text is set in Avenir and Avallon.
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations are rendered in acrylic underpainting and oils on textured mono-printed papers.
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    7 - 10 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018047660
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1055829275
    Lexile® Level
    900L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~V
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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