What Is "Letter to My Daughter"?

"Letter to My Daughter" is a book written by Maya Angelou and published in 2008. It deals with the author's own notions of what it means to live meaningfully, recalling past friendships and cherishing the little things, such as a meal of red rice.

Angelou has been praised for her poetic works, as well as her performances of them. Her audiences have been described as typically spellbound.

Her work is traced to the oral traditions of her African-American forebears, including slave and work songs. She used personal memories and experiences to describe her own responses to suffering. Often, her work deals with themes, such as race and sex, but within a broad sociological context.