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Celebrations

(2006)
A collection of poems by

 
Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou's poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice.

Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring 'On the Pulse of Morning,' read at President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inauguration; the heartening 'Amazing Peace,' presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; 'A Brave and Startling Truth,' which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and 'Mother,' which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White.

More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend. To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration.

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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author(s): Dr Maya Angelou
ISBN: 1-84408-465-5 / 978-1-84408-465-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN: 1-4000-6610-7 / 978-1-4000-6610-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author(s): Dr Maya Angelou
ISBN: 1-84408-615-1 / 978-1-84408-615-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN: 0-7393-4027-1 / 978-0-7393-4027-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer: Book & CD Gift Set
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN: 0-7393-4291-6 / 978-0-7393-4291-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author(s): Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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