"Mom & Me & Mom" by Maya Angelou


TITLE: Mom & Me & Mom

AUTHOR: Maya Angelou

PUBLISHER: Random House

PUBLISHED DATE: April 2, 2013

ISBN: 978-1400066117

PAGES: 224

I really loved this. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the legend Miss Angelou herself, and I gobbled it up in one sitting. It was like she was alive and speaking to me.

I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings when I was a girl, and have recited Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise with gusto at school events. Mom & Me & Mom recounts Maya's teen and adults years in a poignant and at times hilarious style that should set this gem amongst classic memoirs. Maya's mother, Vivian Baxter shines in the book, and I hope my children can speak of me with the same fondness and mastery of language. Angelou is rather raw in confessing her exploits, work as a strip-tease dancer, and how she went from being a minimum wage worker to being one of the most celebrated authors of American literature. Angelou says, it was her mother's love that gave her the courage to live a life of pizzazz. That, ladies and gentleman, is fabulous.

Recommendation: Required

Audience: This is not categorically YA, but teens could read and appreciate it. Millenials and up

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