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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, born in 1928, is an African-American writer, poet and activist. Her most famous book is autobiographical in nature, which means it has material that came from her own life. It is called I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She didn't actually start out studying or practicing writing or literature, for a long time in her career, she was a dancer and danced in many famous clubs.

  1. 1. What is an autobiographical book?
    1. a. It is about your own life
    2. b. It's in verse
    3. c. It's totally fiction
  2. 2. What did Maya Angelou start out doing?
    1. a. Writing
    2. b. Dancing
    3. c. Playing hockey
  3. 3. What else is Maya Angelou, aside from a writer?
    1. a. An illustrator
    2. b. A singer
    3. c. An activist