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Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
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Oct 09, 2012

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bookshelves: africa-african-american, biography-memoir, spirituality-religious-studies, 2008-publication-date, audiobook
Read from October 04 to 08, 2012

I listened to Letter to My Daughter on CD. It's short - just two discs - but it's read by Maya Angelou herself and just hearing her voice brought a smile to my face. I heard her speak at a conference several years ago, and I adore her!

As is usually (maybe always) the case with a collection of short stories or essays, some are better than others. I most enjoyed the essays here in which Angelou related an experience from her life and what she learned from it. I also liked the commencement address she wrote. (I think I'm reading too many things at the same time, but I think that is where I heard the idea that courage is the virtue that makes all other virtues possible. I love that idea!)

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“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

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