Touching & Thought Provoking: A Review of Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

A Review of Letter to My Daughter Written & Read by Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter
Written & Read by Maya Angelou


Well, let’s get this out of the way. Angelou doesn’t have a daughter. Rather, this brief guide was written for all the daughters she saw around her every day. The entire piece is a series of numbered, brief essays that relate the struggles and triumphs of Angelou’s life and what she learned from each experiences. From racism to being a strong, resilient woman, Angelou covers it all.

Audiobook Review

Angelou, who has a very varied background, including dance, drama and writing, has learned how to moderate her voice. To use inflections when necessary, but mostly to cultivate a voice that when heard, the listener knows immediately that it’s THE Maya Angelou. Her voice is stilted, but the listener doesn’t really get a whiff of pomposity. Rather, it’s like her voice is imbued with intelligence and wisdom.


Writing  5 out of 5 stars

Storytelling 5 out of 5 stars

Cultural Impact 5 out of 5 stars

Reading Performance 5 out of 5 stars

Total:  5 out of 5 stars

 Have you read any of Angelou’s work? What did you think?

Weekly Reads: 1.6.2014

My reading is starting off quite well in the New Year! I’m close to finishing

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami | Weekly Reads at The 1000th Voice blog

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
By Haruki Murakami

Unfortunately, I won’t be finished by tomorrow for the book club I read this for. I’m still undecided about going; do I want spoilers or not? Right now, I don’t think so. I am happy I read this book because it’s great, but I really want to discuss it with someone!

My holds at the library should be ready this week for

Beloved by Toni Morrison | Weekly Reads at The 1000th Voice blog

By Toni Morrison

Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou | Weekly Reads at The 1000th Voice

Letter to My Daughter (Audiobook)
By Maya Angelou

Brother, I'm Dying by Edgwidge Danticat | Weekly Reads at The 1000th Voice blog

Brother, I’m Dying (Audiobook)
By Edwidge Danticat

I’m really excited to dig into some more diverse authors, topics and themes ahead of my Exploring Black History Month Through Literature series next month. That name’s certainly a mouthful.  Maybe I’ll think of a catchier name by then.

Happy reading!

What are you reading this week? What is your favorite book by a black author?

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