Awards and Literary Works by #MayaAngelou

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Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton's Inauguration

Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton’s Inauguration


Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie (1971)
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well (1975)
And Still I Rise (1978)
Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing (1983)
Poems (1986)
Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987)
I Shall Not Be Moved (1990)
“On The Pulse of Morning” (1993), Inaugural poem
A Brave and Startling Truth (1995)
“From a Black Woman to a Black Man” (1995)
“Amazing Peace” (2005)
“Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me” (2006)
“Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer” (2006)
“We Had Him” (2009)
“His Day is Done” (2012)


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
Gather Together in My Name (1974)
Singin’ and Swingin’ and Getting’ Merry Like Christmas (1976)
The Heart of a Woman (1981)
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shows (1986)
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002)
Mom & Me & Mom (2013)

Essay Collections

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)
Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997)
Letter to My Daughter (2008)

Children’s Books

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (1993)
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me (1994)
Kofi and His Magic (1996)
Maya’s World (2004, book series)

Honors and Awards

Chubb Fellowship, Yale University, 1970
Coretta Scott King Honor, 1971
Golden Plate Award, Academy of Achievement, 1990
Langston Hughes Medal, 1991
Horatio Alger Award, 1992
Crystal Award, 1992
Inaugural Poet, 1993
Best Spoken Word Album, Grammys, 1993
Spingarn Medal, NAACP, 1994
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album, Grammys, 1995
NAACP Image Award, 1997
National Women’s Hall of Fame, 1998
National Medal of Arts, U.S. National Council on the Arts, Selected by Bill Clinton, 2000
Best Spoken Word Album, Grammys, 2002
Charles Evans Hughes Award, National Conference for Community and Justice, 2004
Heart’s Day Honoree, Howard University, 2005
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Given by Barack Obama, 2010
Literarian Award, National Book Foundation, 2013
Normal Mailer Prize, The Norman Mailer Center, 2013