"TO CELEBRATE THE PROMISE OF PEACE": FIRST EDITION OF AMAZING PEACE, INSCRIBED BY MAYA ANGELOU
ANGELOU, Maya. Amazing Peace. New York: Random House, (2005). Small quarto (5 by 6-3/4 inches), original white paper boards, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of Angelou's lyrical Christmas poem, which she read at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.," inscribed by her, "S— T— Thank you for your kind words. Joy! Maya Angelou."
At the death of Maya Angelou in 2014, President Obama paid tribute, saying: "'Today, Michelle and I join millions around the world in remembering one of the brightest lights of our time—a brilliant writer, fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman,' adding, 'She inspired my own mother to name my sister Maya'" (New York Times). At the White House in 2005, Angelou read this moving poem aloud at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
A fine copy.