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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

By Lisbeth Kaiser and Illustrated by Leire Salaberria

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Now in paperback! In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Maya Angelou, the powerful speaker, writer, and civil rights activist.

Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Maya Angelou's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
 
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

About the contributor(s)

Lisbeth Kaiser is a children’s book author and copywriter. She specialises in children’s books about revolutionary people. Two of her books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Maya Angelou and Emmeline Pankhurst, were selected for the ALA's Amelia Bloomer Book List, recognising the best feminist books for young readers. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Leire Salaberria was born in Andoain (Spain) in 1983. Currently, she lives and works in San Sebastian. She has majored in Fine Arts in Bilbao and studied a postgraduate in Children Illustration in Barcelona. Leire has exhibited her artwork in different countries around the world. Her work has been selected to appear in Bologna Children's Book Fair 2012, IV Ibero-American catalog of illustration 2013, 2014, and the Sharjah International Book Fair 2013, 2014. Since 2011, when she published her first book, she's illustrated several books in Italy, Mexico and Spain. At the moment, she continues to illustrate children's books, which is her favorite type of work.

Book details

ISBN: 9780711284135
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Date published:
Page count: 32
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary, Juvenile Nonfiction / African American & Black, and Juvenile Nonfiction / Girls & Women
Ages: 5 to 8

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