Angela McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) Angela is the title character of Frank McCourt’s 1996 memoir, Angela’s Ashes, a fierce Irish mother whose determination in the face of overwhelming poverty and oppression allows her (living) children to make a better life for themselves. Married to a criminally negligent unemployable alcoholic, bearing seven children, three of whom die in childhood, existing at sub-poverty levels on the streets of Limerick, and enduring the condescending charity of the Catholic Church, it is a wonder that this woman made it past her forties. That she did, and did so with gumption and even with humor, is a testament to the celestial quality of her name – she is, indeed, “angelic”.
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Angela and Diabola (Lynne Reid Banks) - From the moment they are born, twin sisters Angela and Diabola are almost enough to drive their normal parents to insanity. Angela is perfect twin and Diabola is perfectly horrible. Can good triumph over evil? Recommended for ages 8-12.
Angela and the Baby Jesus: Children's Edition (Frank McCourt) - "When my mother, Angela, was six years old, she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib...." Frank McCourt's first Christmas book is by turns tender and heartwarming, and wholly unforgettable. Angela is six years old and worries for the Baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane in Limerick, Ireland, where she lives. December nights are damp and cold, and the church is dark. The Baby Jesus' mother doesn't even have a blanket to cover him. The Baby is sure to need Angela's help, even if she is not allowed to step near the altar, especially by herself. Filled with the character and incident that have made Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela and the Baby Jesus is a timeless story of family--and all of its joy, tradition, love, and incongruity--and a book for the generations to cherish. Recommended for all ages.
Angela's Airplane (Robert N. Munsch) - While looking for her lost father at the airport, five-year-old Angela ends up in the front of the plane. She decides to push just one button, and then another ... and another…Recommended for ages 4-8.
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt) - Frank McCourt's haunting memoir takes on new life when the author reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Recounting scenes from his childhood in New York City and Limerick, Ireland, McCourt paints a brutal yet poignant picture of his early days when there was rarely enough food on the table, and boots and coats were a luxury. In a melodic Irish voice that often lends a gentle humor to the unimaginable, the author remembers his wayward yet adoring father who was forever drinking what little money the family had. He recounts the painful loss of his siblings to avoidable sickness and hunger, a proud mother reduced to begging for charity, and the stench of the sewage-strewn streets that ran outside the front door. As McCourt approaches adolescence, he discovers the shame of poverty and the beauty of Shakespeare, the mystery of sex and the unforgiving power of the Irish Catholic Church. This powerful and heart-rending testament to the resiliency and determination of youth is populated with memorable characters and moments, and McCourt's interpretation of the narrative and the voices it contains will leave listeners laughing through their tears. Recommended for ages young adult.
Famous People Named Angela - Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany); Angela Alioto (politician); Angela Bassett (actress); Angela Davis (activist); Angela Gheorghiu (opera diva); Ángela Gurría (Mexican sculptor); Angela Kinsey (actress); Angela Lansbury (actress); Angela Lanza (singer); Angela Lindvall (supermodel); Angela Merici (Catholic saint); Ángela Molina (Spanish actress); Angela Via (singer)
Famous People who Named their Daughter Angela - Keith Richards (musician)
Angela - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Angela.