Maya Angelou: A Legend at 80
By Rosa Johnson Butler, Richard A. Long, and Marcia Ann Gillespie
208 pages. Doubleday.
For decades we have been reading her, hearing the honeyed richness of her voice. Now Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration (Doubleday) ushers this iconic writer and civil rights activist (not to mention onetime dancer and calypso singer) into her ninth decade with a bouquet of portraits, letters, and family photographs. As Oprah notes in her foreword, she was a young reporter when she first met the legendary Maya Angelou, who smiled and asked her, "Who are you, girl?" May the legend live on!