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Maya Angelou

Katie finished up our research and tribute to authors by talking about a nomadic and creative gal who was like a phoenix from the ashes. From Still I Rise and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Katie tells us the life of Maya Angelou. We also talk about Tupac, life-changing books, Bonnie’s hatred of Passengers, and gateway drugs. It’s a wonderful way to end author gals month! 

Show Notes

  • We’re in the library this month!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Mary Miller.
  • Bonnie already talked about Cokie Roberts, Leah talked about Debra Kemp, and Mary talked about Jane Austen.
  • Get to know you question – what book has changed your life so much?
  • Books Leah wrote as Kate Chaplin The Belief Test, The Celebration Diet, Mythic Waters: Shoki’s Bag, Ingenue Portrait of a Film
  • Bonnie talks in third person
  • Bonnie talks about dating questions
  • Hating on The Passenger
  • What about a book?!
  • Which Goddess Are You?
  • Little House on the Prairie (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (Website)
  • Leah changes her answer, To Kill A Mockingbird (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Rebecca movie & book
  • The gateway drug to reading is important
  • Sherlock
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Mary’s Venn Diagram (In Our Redbubble shop!)
  • Katie’s 1 Cool Author Gal…drunk guessing
  • Sherry, thesaurus, the Bible, Oh My!
  • “Enchant herself”
  • It’s Maya Angelou!
  • Dance
  • Early days
  • Shipping children
  • Back to mom
  • Raped
  • Jailhouse justice
  • Went mute
  • Love of reading
  • Teacher challenged Maya to talk
  • Jim Crow South
  • Moved to California
  • Trolley car operator
  • Pregnant
  • Dance
  • Married a Greek guy
  • MLK & the Southern Leadership Confrence
  • Moved to Egypt then Ghana
  • Malcom X
  • Nomadic
  • MLK Pray for the Poor project
  • Writing
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • First Black woman to write a screenplay
  • 7 Biographies
  • Professor at Wake Forrest
  • 1993 On The Pulse of the Morning poem for Clinton (link below)
  • Grandson was kidnapped for awhile
  • Tupac story (better version in the videos below)
  • CORRECTION: Not You are bless but she said, “Do you know how important you are?”
  • Your Gal Friday episode about Maya – student friendly



39:39 is the start of the Tupac story

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