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.

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