The Maya Angelou Quarter

By Caroline O'Connor | January 21 2022 | AdultsChildren'sAll

The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program and went into circulation on Monday. She is the first Black woman to appear on a U.S quarter. She is depicted on the coin in front of a design that is inspired by her autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Future quarters will depict Sally Ride (first American woman in space), Wilma Mankiller (first woman Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation), Nina Otero-Warren (a leader in the suffragette movement), and Anna May Wong (the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood).

 

Check out some more of Maya Angelou’s amazing works below!

 

The Complete Poetry
978-0-8129-9787-3
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits.
$30.00 US
Mar 31, 2015
6-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Random House

Rainbow in the Cloud
The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
978-0-8129-9645-6
For the first time, poignant and witty aphorisms from the works of Maya Angelou all in one place, gorgeously presented alongside powerful photographs taken throughout her life, in a beautifully rendered package paying tribute to one of the most inspirational and empowering voices of our time.
$20.00 US
Oct 28, 2014
4-7/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
128 Pages
Random House

His Day Is Done
A Nelson Mandela Tribute
978-0-8129-9701-9
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, international icon and champion for peace, Maya Angelou delivers a heartrending tribute to commemorate his life and legacy.
$15.00 US
Jan 21, 2014
4-7/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Random House

Mom & Me & Mom
978-1-4000-6611-7
For the first time, Maya Angelou--one of America's most celebrated writers, a living legend treasured by world leaders, entertainers, and book lovers of all ages--shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.
$26.00 US
Apr 02, 2013
5 x 8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Random House

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
978-0-8129-8002-8
Featuring a heartrending new foreword by Oprah Winfrey and the classic artwork from the original 1970 edition, this repackaged edition of Maya Angelou's groundbreaking literary debut is presented anew for adoring fans and first-time readers alike.
$18.00 US
Apr 21, 2009
5-5/8 x 8-1/4
Paperback
304 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Heart of a Woman
978-0-8129-8032-5
Maya Angelou's fourth autobiography--following I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, and Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas--repackaged and released for the first time as a Random House Trade Paperback.
$18.00 US
Apr 21, 2009
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
352 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Gather Together in My Name
978-0-8129-8030-1
Maya Angelou's second autobiography--following I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and preceding Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas and The Heart of a Woman--repackaged and released for the first time as a Random House Trade Paperback.
$17.00 US
Apr 21, 2009
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
978-0-375-82567-5
Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.
$7.99 US
Mar 11, 2003
8 x 10
Paperback
48 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Even the Stars Look Lonesome
978-0-553-37972-3
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth.”—The New York Times Book Review“Everything about Maya Angelou is transcendental. She has something to tell you now. Listen.”—Robert Fulghum, The Washington Post Book WorldI have written of the black American experience, which I know intimately. I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular. What it is like to be human, and American, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on.The compelling wisdom and deeply felt perceptions of Maya Angelou have been cherished by millions of readers. Now, in a continuation of her bestseller Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, she shares many of her most treasured personal experiences, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations that have touched her heart. Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a profound series of essays that explores aspects of life both big and small, with Maya Angelou serving as the unique, spellbinding guide to a powerful spiritual journey.
$13.00 US
Sep 01, 1998
5-5/8 x 8-1/4
Paperback
160 Pages
Bantam