Maya Angelou reported dead

Maya Angelou reported dead

It is with sadness that I report the apparent passing of

Maya Angelou (at AmazonSmile)

Maya Angelou writes with an unusual combination of strength and gentleness. Injustice is called out, but the response is not in fighting it…rather, it is in being unbroken by it.

If you are moved by this to buy some of Maya Angelou’s works, please consider doing so through AmazonSmile, and designating a Maya Angelou related charity (so they can benefit from your purchases). You can always change your designation to a different non-profit later, if you like.

For example, there is the See Forever Foundation, which runs the Maya Angelou Schools.

This page also lists some other causes Maya Angelou supported:

Look To the Stars

Here is a suggestion for you. It isn’t the best known, but may feel particularly connected right now:

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (at AmazonSmile)

The audiobook, read by Angelou herself, is available through Whispersync for Voice. The sample on that page is quite long, and worth hearing this morning.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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