Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser
  

Maya Angelou

Written by Lisbeth Kaiser
Illustrated by Leire Salaberria
Part of the Little People, Big Dreams Series

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With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

Women in the Little People, Big Dreams series include:
Ada Lovelace
Agatha Christie
Amelia Earhart
Audrey Hepburn
Coco Chanel
Ella Fitzgerald
Frida Kahlo
Marie Curie
Maya Angelou
Rosa Parks

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Synopsis

Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.

The book follows Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America's most beloved writers. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Maya's life at the back.

Reviews

'Strikingly illustrated, they’re superb first biographies for younger readers.' The Huffington Post

'A stylish book … a great stepping stone to non-fiction.' The Guardian Family Review

'One children's books series trying to fight back... by telling the inspiring stories of women who overcame adversity and made history by pursuing their childhood dreams. Toronto Star

'If I had to pick a favourite series of children's picture books, Little People, Big Dreams would definitely be up there... Educational, inspiring and empowering for young girls, we plan to collect the entire set.' Bambino Goodies

'Empowering books EVERY child should read... Yes they are all women but these stories have captured both boys and girls... A must for every child's bookshelf.' Junior Magazine

Brilliantly accessible and inspiring Rhino Reads

'These books are designed with admirable simplicity... the difficult, often traumatic detail of an entire life is distilled with tremendous skill into its essence the result is age-appropriate for yet unpatronising to five-year-olds, and hums with a sense of transgressive inspiration' Times Literary Supplement

'A gorgeously designed series of books about achieving great things after dreaming big as a child. This simply told tale of the suffragettes opens up a world of whys about how the world used to be... Packed with great, easy-to-read facts at the back for avid minds' Smallish

'The kind of books that adults will covet and collect as well... The language and structure is simple enough for young readers, while a biographical timeline at the end of each book offers greater historical complexity' Irish Times

About the Author

LISBETH KAISER is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew!

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Lisbeth Kaiser
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

24th August 2016

ISBN

9781847808905

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