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RISE! FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Cherise Boothe

Children Ages 6+ • 32 mins. • Unabridged • © 2019

This concise audio biography is a special tribute to acclaimed writer, poet, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou. Narrator Cherise Boothe's beautiful, clear voice evokes Angelou's spirit and embodies the power of the spoken word. Boothe's tone and pacing are genuinely engaging, creating natural pauses that encourage listeners to reflect on the significance of the author's imagery. The evocative musical score and sound effects are an integral part of this performance. Echoes of voices and fragments of poems and speeches meld with recognizable sounds from everyday life, enhancing the narration. The hardcover picture book's full-page illustrations, with layers of color and symbolism, make a stunning accompaniment. And the back matter, also narrated by Boothe, provides significant details relevant to this incredible woman's life and accomplishments. S.A.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]

Book & Recording • Live Oak Media • 2020

CD ISBN 9781430144182 $31.95 • One CDs

DD ISBN 97801430144199 $12.95

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