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Maya Angelou

Considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, Maya Angelou has made her presence known since the late 1950s. Her most popular body of work is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical depiction of Angelou from age 3 to 17.

 

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