42 pages 1 hour read

Maya Angelou

Mom & Me & Mom

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2013

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Essay Topics


Describe Maya Angelou’s reunion with her mother, Vivian Baxter. How does Angelou feel? How and why does her reaction differ from her brother, Bailey’s?


Analyze Vivian by identifying her flaws and strengths. How does Angelou describe these traits?


Angelou and Vivian manage to rebuild their relationship despite the latter’s abandonment. How do they navigate this endeavor? What are the differences between Angelou’s relationship with Vivian in her childhood and in her adulthood?