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A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

A Song Flung Up to Heaven, the final book in Maya Angelou’s autobiography, carries this dedication ~

Dedicated to

Caylin Nicole Johnson

Brandon Bailey Johnson

and to my entire family

wherever and whoever

you are

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

The penultimate novel in Maya Angelou’s amazing six-book autobiographical series has this dedication ~

This book is dedicated to

Julian and Malcolm and all the fallen ones

who were passionately and earnestly

looking for a home.

Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Maya Angelou’s fourth autobiography Heart of a Woman is dedicated to one man and fourteen women ~

I dedicate this book to my grandson,

Colin Ashanti Murphy-Johnson.

Special thanks to a few of the many

sister/friends whose love encourages

me to spell my name:

W O M A N

Doris Bullard

Rosa Guy

M.J. Hewitt

Ruth Love

Puale Marshall

Louise Merriwether

Dolly McPherson

Emalyn Rogers

Efuah Sutherland

Decca Treuhaft

Frances Williams

A.B. Williamson

Eleanor Traylor

Ruth Beckford

Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Adventure, Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 14, 2010 at 8:48 am

Maya Angelou’s third autobiography Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas is dedicated ~

For MARTHA and LILLIAN, NED and BEY, for

the laughter, the love and the music

Gather Together In My Name by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Adventure, Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Maya Angelou dedicated her second autobiography “Gather Together In My Name” ~

This book is dedicated to my blood brother

BAILEY JOHNSON

and to the other real brothers who encouraged me

to be bodacious enough to invent my own life daily:

JAMES BALDWIN

KWESI BREW

DAVID DU BOIS

SAMUEL FLOYD

JOHN O. KILLENS

VAGABOND KING

LEO MAITLAND

VUSUMZI MAKE

JULIAN MAYFIELD

MAX ROACH

A special thanks to my friend

DOLLY McPHERSON

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books, Classics on July 13, 2010 at 9:38 am

Maya Angelou dedicated her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ~

This book is dedicated to My Son,

GUY JOHNSON,

and all the Strong Black Birds of Promise

Who Defy the Odds and Gods

and Sing Their Songs

Collected Autobiographies by Maya Angelou – Dedicated

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on July 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Maya Angelou dedicated the 2004 edition of her Collected Autobiographies ~

This collection gratefully acknowledges the gifts of all

of my ancestors. It is dedicated to my great-grandchildren,

CAYLIN NICOLE JOHNSON

and

BRANDON BAILEY JOHNSON

Walk in My Shoes by Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal – Dedication

In Biography, Black Authors, Books on June 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

American civil rights legend Andrew Young shares parables and pieces of history with godson Kabir Sehgal in this fantastic conversational biography. Go get it.

Walk in My Shoes dedication:

FOR UNCLE ANDY’S GRANDCHILREN,

TAYLOR MARIE, KEMET, LENA, CALEB,

JOSHUA, NOAH AND ABIGAIL.

FOR

MY TEACHER, FRIEND AND MOTHER,

SURISHTHA GILL SEHGAL.

Seriously ~ go read this book. Bill Clinton wrote the forward. Maya Angelou’s glowing review lights up the back cover. Go go go!

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker

In Black Authors, Books, Novels on March 3, 2010 at 5:00 am

Dedication in Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker

To Anunu and Enoba

– Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker

2Y&Y: Anunu and Enoba appear in the novel as a shaman and her assistant. They advise the protagonist on her journey. In Hawaii, Anunu is the medicinal plant. The name Enoba comes from a tribe in southeast Nigeria. Read more about these characters in Gerri Bates’ Alice Walker: A Critical Companion.