"American Literature" by Tim Watts defines how this image shows Angela Angelou around 1969 after the book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published and released. Maya became a successful author after this novel. Her genuine smile as she poses with her book shows how she is happy with her story and that she worked extremely hard to get to where she was well known for her literature. After all of the trials Maya experienced in her life, this picture displays her happiness for her progress and anticipation for the critics of her book.
This is Maya Angelou pictured with her son, Guy Johnson