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The Resource A song flung up to heaven, Maya Angelou

A song flung up to heaven, Maya Angelou

Label
A song flung up to heaven
Title
A song flung up to heaven
Statement of responsibility
Maya Angelou
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated." "Devastated, she tries to put her life back together, working on the stage in local theaters and even conducting a door-to-door survey in Watts. Then Watts explodes in violence, a riot she describes firsthand." "Subsequently, on a trip to New York, she meets Martin Luther King, Jr., who asks her to become his coordinator in the North, and she visits black churches all over America to help support King's Poor People's March." "But once again tragedy strikes. King is assassinated, and this time Angelou completely withdraws from the world, unable to deal with this horrible event. Finally, James Baldwin forces her out of isolation and insists that she accompany him to a dinner party - where the idea for writing I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is born. In fact, A Song Flung Up to Heaven ends as Maya Angelou begins to write the first sentences of Caged Bird."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angelou, Maya
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N464
LC item number
Z476 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angelou, Maya
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Authors, American
  • African American women authors
  • African American authors
Label
A song flung up to heaven, Maya Angelou
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47100989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780375507472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001034914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A song flung up to heaven, Maya Angelou
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47100989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780375507472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001034914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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