Up to now, Maya Angelou has published more than 30 books and won many great awards. And in her life, although she had never been a university student, Maya Angelou was awarded more than 30 honorary doctorates at some famous universities in the world.
Maya Angelou is best known for her autobiography and memoir. To date, she has published seven books of this type, most of which focus on her childhood until she was 17 years old. Maya’s first and most famous autobiography is “I Know. why the caged bird sings “(published 1969) – a book still controversial in the school world because of its somewhat bold content regarding issues of gender, religion and violence . This autobiography originated in the fact that writer James Baldwin, after hearing Maya tell her childhood stories, urged her to rewrite those stories. The last work in Maya’s autobiography is “Mom & Me & Mom” (published in 2013). In this book, Maya tells about her grandmother and mother and what they taught her.