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Maya Angelou

Written by Lisbeth Kaiser

Illustrated by Leire Salaberria

Part of the Little People, BIG DREAMS Series

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Literature People / Places

LoveReading View on Maya Angelou

Follow the fascinating life journey of Maya Angelou. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful people 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!

Little People, Big Dreams series include:

Ada Lovelace

Agatha Christie

Amelia Earhart

Anne Frank

Audrey Hepburn

Coco Chanel

Ella Fitzgerald

Emmeline Pankhurst

Frida Kahlo

Georgia O’Keeffe

Harriet Tubman

Jane Austen

Jane Goodall

Josephine Baker

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Maria Montesorri

Marie Curie

Maya Angelou

Mother Teresa

Muhammed Ali

Rosa Parks

Simone de Beauvoir

Stephen Hawking

Vivienne Westwood

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Maya Angelou Synopsis

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.

Maya Angelou Press 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

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L. M. Montgomery
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ISBN: 9781847808905
Publication date: 24/08/2016
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847808905
Publication date: 24th August 2016
Author: Lisbeth Kaiser
Illustrator: Leire Salaberria
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Literature, People / Places
Other Categories: Little People, Big Dreams

About Lisbeth Kaiser

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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