Mom and me and mom maya angelou pdf free download
Mom & Me & Mom by Maya AngelouShe tells the story of Vivian Baxter Johnson, the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, who for the first 13 years of Angelou's life was barely a mother at all. Angelou finds just the right words to explain why her parents' marriage failed: "They were matches and gasoline. When the occasional present arrived from their unknown mother, they smashed it to pieces. However, even having to face memories like these, this inspiring book describes how, against the odds, mother and daughter eventually built an incredible bond. It begins when, aged 13, a reluctant Angelou is sent to live with her mother. She doesn't feel she can call her mom or mother. She chooses instead the name Lady for her.
Mom & Me & Mom
The book was published shortly before Mother's Day and Angelou's 85th birthday. It focuses, for the first time in her books, on Angelou's relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter. The book explains Baxter's behavior, especially Baxter's abandonment of Angelou and Angelou's older brother when they were young children, and fills in "what are possibly the final blanks in Angelou's eventful life". After Baxter helps her through the birth of her son, Angelou goes from calling Baxter "Lady" to "Mom". At the same time she made a deliberate attempt to challenge the usual structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre. She had become recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for Blacks and women. Angelou was, as scholar Joanne Braxton has stated, "without a doubt,