A Song Flung Up to Heaven

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period.

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748122394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A memoir of politics and activism, from the bestselling and beloved author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON
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A Song Flung Up to Heaven

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

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Praise for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings “I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved.” —James Baldwin Gather Together in My Name “Gather Together in My Name is part of a select body of literature that includes The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land and Ernest J. Gaines’ The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace.” —William McPherson, The Washington Post Book World All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes “This is a superb account by a great woman who has embraced a difficult destiny with rare intelligence and infectious joie de vivre.” — The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition. Amazon.com Review It's been a long time coming, but A Song Flung Up to Heaven triumphantly completes the six volumes of autobiography that began nearly 30 years ago with Maya Angelou's astonishingly successful I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a work that changed readers' perceptions of what autobiographical writing could achieve. The impact of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (which evoked the author's adolescence and sexual abuse in Arkansas) was unprecedented. It combined frankness and emotional force with a nuanced, poetic style--a style that Angelou has perhaps found more elusive recently. But it's here again, as affecting as ever. The book deals with the years 1964-68, a turbulent period in which Angelou came back to America after her African sojourn. This, of course, was the time of the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King; Angelou was on the point of working with the latter in the civil rights movement. Her voice is fresh and exhilarating as she deals with the tragedies and triumphs of a packed life, and there are some set-piece moments, such as her account of the misguided revenge she took on an ex-lover. Many women have become celebrated as writers and poets, but Angelou has also enjoyed a distinguished career as a civil rights activist, producer, performer, actress, and filmmaker. With all of this under her belt, she can be forgiven for the note of self-congratulation that creeps in at times. But for those who've followed her unique writing, this is a journey into a fascinating life and a riveting picture of a divided America, always informed with that clear-sighted vision Angelou is famous for. --Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk From School Library Journal Adult/High School-Far from a textbook account, this final volume in the writer's series of six memoirs takes readers into the heart of the civil rights movement. Angelou begins in 1964. When she replanted her feet in America to help Malcolm X, she admittedly left a piece of her heart in Ghana with her son. She was also developing artistically during this time, and finding the means by which to express herself to her country and in her community. Any YA who has aimed to accomplish something meaningful and met with personal loss or the disappointment of bad timing, will identify with her. Before she was able to help Malcolm X form the Organization of African-American Unity, he was assassinated. Her mother and protective brother buttressed her spirits, and encouraged her to move forward. From San Francisco to Hawaii and back to California she takes readers into an economically depressed area in Los Angeles before, during, and after it burned. Her next giant step will be appreciated by YAs with an artistic side. She describes performing and writing plays for an African-American theater. Later, after she moved to New York, her pal James Baldwin and others instrumental in changing the view of America in the 1960s are featured prominently. History was in the making and Angelou was in the midst of it as this worthwhile autobiography attests. Karen Sokol, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The Crisis

The Crisis

A Song Flung Up to Heaven is the sixth volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography
. The other books in the series of her life story are: I Know Why the Caged Bird
Sings (1969) Gather Together in My Name (1974) Singin' and Swingin' and ...

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou

This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung ...

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307432056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou’s classic memoirs have had an enduring impact on American literature and culture. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. This Modern Library edition contains I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven. When I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to widespread acclaim in 1969, Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience with the triumphs and tragedies of her childhood in the American South. This soul-baring memoir launched a six-book epic spanning the sweep of the author’s incredible life. Now, for the first time, all six celebrated and bestselling autobiographies are available in this handsome one-volume edition. Dedicated fans and newcomers alike can follow the continually absorbing chronicle of Angelou’s life: her formative childhood in Stamps, Arkansas; the birth of her son, Guy, at the end of World War II; her adventures traveling abroad with the famed cast of Porgy and Bess; her experience living in a black expatriate “colony” in Ghana; her intense involvement with the civil rights movement, including her association with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; and, finally, the beginning of her writing career. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou traces the best and worst of the American experience in an achingly personal way. Angelou has chronicled her remarkable journey and inspired people of every generation and nationality to embrace life with commitment and passion.
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Meg Mackintosh and the Case of the Curious Whale Watch

Meg Mackintosh and the Case of the Curious Whale Watch

On a whale watch, Meg tries to solve a puzzling case involving a stolen treasure map. The reader is asked to solve the mystery before Meg, using clues found in the text and illustrations.

Author: Lucinda Landon

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0606199446

Category: Buried treasure

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On a whale watch, Meg tries to solve a puzzling case involving a stolen treasure map. The reader is asked to solve the mystery before Meg, using clues found in the text and illustrations.
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The Crisis

The Crisis

iA Triumphant _ast Song A Song Flung Up to Heaven l By Maya Angelou (
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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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Maya Angelou The Iconic Self 2nd Edition

Maya Angelou  The Iconic Self  2nd Edition

A Song Flung Up to Heaven Als, Hilton. “Song Bird.” The New Yorker, August 5,
2002: 72–76. Barnesandnoble.com/w/song-flung-up-tp-heaven-maya-angelou/
1100303741? ean=9780375507472. Web. January 14, 2015. Busby, Margaret.

Author: Mary Jane Lupton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440837593

Category: Social Science

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This book presents the extraordinary life and writings of Maya Angelou. It examines the changing viewpoints in her six autobiographies within the context of women's and African American autobiographies, with specific reference to the slave narrative and to contemporary fiction and film. • Examines each of Maya Angelou's six autobiographies, enabling readers to understand what growing up black and female in the United States was like • Traces the development of black autobiography from its roots in the slave narrative to its presence in contemporary fiction and film • Highlights the exclusive 1997 interview between Maya Angelou and the author • Examines Maya Angelou's achievements as a poet • Discusses all of Angelou's autobiographies regarding their settings, themes, plot development, and other narrative techniques • Offers an alternate reading for each autobiography
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How to Create Your Own African American Library

How to Create Your Own African American Library

A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN Angelou , Maya Bantam , 289 pgs . , 2003 , $
13 . 00 ISBN 0553382039 A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou
returns to the United States from Africa to work with Malcolm X . But first she ...

Author: Dorothy L. Ferebee

Publisher: One World

ISBN: UCSC:32106017010304

Category: Reference

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Introduces an annotated collection of more than one hundred essential works for any African-American home library, covering such categories as literature, music, religion and spirituality, African-American history, and more, with works by such acclaimed authors as Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, and others. Original.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Academic novels The essay in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  Academic novels The essay in America

... is too numerous to name here , it is worth noting that she also published a
volume of poetry in 1983 titled Shaker , Why Don ' t You Sing ! Another
autobiographical novel , A Song Flung Up to Heaven ( 2002 ) , deviates from her
previous ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195167244

Category: American literature

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

With Killens , she helped to or - birthday , King is assassinated . ganize the
legendary 1960 Cabaret for “ A Song Flung Up to Heaven ” differs Freedom , at
the Village Gate jazz club , from the preceding volumes only in Anto benefit
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Book Review Digest

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Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

... Best Traditional Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance Best Urban / Alternative
Performance Best Rap Album Best Rhythm and Blues Song Don ' t Give Up on
Me Higher Ground Sidebars Be Glad Jamaican E . T . A Song Flung Up to
Heaven ...

Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:39015063265691

Category: African Americans

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Contains primary source material.
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The Langston Hughes Review

The Langston Hughes Review

In her final autobiography , A Song Flung Up to Heaven , Angelou makes it clear
through the self - reflexive elements and a consciousness of the writing process ,
that her six autobiographies are to be treated as a series . In the closing ...

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AV Guide

AV Guide

A Song Flung Up To Heaven covers the time period of 1964 – 68 , beginning with
Angelou ' s return from Africa to the U . S . , intending to work with Malcolm X . His
assassination prevents that , however , but soon she meets Martin Luther King ...

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou

... she sings with the shining intellect and courage possessed by Du Bois and
Robeson . In her final autobiography , A Song Flung Up to Heaven , Angelou
makes it clear through the self - reflexive elements and a consciousness of the
writing ...

Author: Mildred R. Mickle

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000067188604

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its context in relation to historical, sociopolitical, and cultural perspectives.
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The Longman Writer

The Longman Writer

... children ' s books , including Kofi and His Magic ( 1996 ) ; and a series of
autobiographical books , beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (
1969 ) , from which the following selection is taken , through A Song Flung Up to
Heaven ...

Author: Judith Nadell

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321331060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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One of the most successful writing texts on the market, this "all-in-one" rhetoric, reader, and handbook, organized around the patterns of development, contains everything students need for courses in freshman composition. Created by the authors of the best-selling Longman Reader, the text draws on decades of teaching experience to integrate the best of the "product" and "process" approaches to writing. Its particular strengths include an emphasis on the reading-writing connection, a focus on invention and revision, more attention to the fact that patterns blend in actual writing, and an abundance of class-tested activities and assignments more than 350 in all.
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Library Journal

Library Journal

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Book Review Index

Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 0787665797

Category: Literary Criticism

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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
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How to Design Deliver Speeches

How to Design   Deliver Speeches

In 1993 she wrote and delivered the presidential inauguration poem for President
Clinton - only the second poet in U . S . history to do so . She has authored twelve
best - selling books , including her most recent A Song Flung Up to Heaven .

Author: Leon Fletcher

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: IND:30000087932756

Category: Performing Arts

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How to Design & Deliver Speeches uses a variety of interactive tools with clear step-by-step instructions to help students actively overcome apprehension and feel confident in speech presentation. Rather than just describing what to do, this highly practical, perforated workbook text gets students practicing skills through exercises, checklists, self-tests and evaluation forms. Seventeen lessons with measurable objectives give students the tools they need to assess their own progress and insure that they are creating successful speeches. The structure of the text frees up more instructor time as well, enabling them to spend more time working with students individually. New to the 8th Edition: Provides expanded coverage of using new technologies in public speaking to ensure that students are well informed about all the tools they can use to prepare and deliver effective speeches. Adds a complete chapter (Lesson 13) on aids, such as presentation software, multimedia, and computer-generated graphics as well as more traditional materials, providing students with key information about how to create and use aids to visually illustrate key points in their speeches. Updates Lesson 15 on persuading to include a new section on credibility and on logical and emotional appeals. Includes new information on Internet research and evaluating Internet sources to better prepare students for this widely-used research source (Lesson 7, "Selecting Data").
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Gale / Greenhaven . PLB $ 31.20 . FLR # 12628M7 NON FICTION ANGELOU ,
Maya . A Song Flung Up to Heaven . Random . Tr $ 23.95 . FLR # 02250M2 p .
144 ASHTON , John and Tom Whyte . The Quest for Paradise : Visions of Heaven
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