Maya Angelou's Latest Book
Maya Angelou tells freep.com the makings of her latest book titled, "Letter To My Daughter".
If there is one thing women should do for their daughters, it is praise them and tell them that they are somebody special, says the celebrated author, singer and poet Maya Angelou.
"You tell them they're pretty," Angelou says. "You tell them they're beautiful. You tell them that their hair is nice. Make over her because, know this, in the street there is somebody who's going to do that, and not to her benefit.
"Let her know that 'my mother thinks I'm the big cheese,' so that inside themselves they are secure that they are worthy to be treated well."
That's a lesson Angelou learned from her mother, and it's one described in her latest book, "Letter to My Daughter" (Random House, $25).
It will be among the topics Angelou discusses when she visits the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit on March 18 in an event presented by African American Family Magazine and Ford Motor Co. MORE