November 20, 2015
Poems of inspiration
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou
edited by Edwin Graves Wilson, PhD
illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Twenty-five of Angelou's best-known poems are presented in this anthology for young readers. Her poems reflect a range of emotions and experiences both serious and light-hearted. Each poem is prefaced with a short introduction about its theme and significance. Some include reflective questions for analysis and a glossary of terms for context. A four-page introduction provides a biography of Angelou. Illustrated with Lagarrigue's luminous paintings, this is a very attractive and inviting book.