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Maya Angelou Little Guides to Great Lives

Written by Danielle Jawando

Illustrated by Noa Snir

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A brief guide capturing the courage and creativity of the exceptional African American author, poet, playwright, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou used her tremendous writing talent to get her voice, and the voice of millions of other African Americans, listened too as she supported many important causes including the Civil Rights Movement.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a series of handy, accessible guides, each beautifully depicted by a different illustrator. The guides introduce children to the most inspirational figures from history. Each features a timeline, glossary and index at the back of the book.

Maya Angelou Little Guides to Great Lives Synopsis

Maya Angelou was an African-American author, poet, playwright and civil rights activist. She wrote seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and a long list of plays, films and television shows. Never taking 'No' for an answer, Maya used her voice and her art to overcome prejudice and difficulty and to become an inspiration to those around her and to future generations.

Maya Angelou Little Guides to Great Lives Reader Reviews

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I enjoyed Little Guides to Great Lives - Maya Angelou. I have read other books in the "Little Guides to Great Lives" series and this is another good one. Full review

James McNichol (Age 9)

This is a fabulous book about Maya Angelou. It gives you lots of information and is easy to read. I would recommend it to everyone. Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

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ISBN: 9781786275066
Publication date: 30/09/2019
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786275066
Publication date: 30th September 2019
Author: Danielle Jawando
Illustrator: Noa Snir
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: People / Places, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Coming Soon, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Danielle Jawando

Danielle Jawando is a children's author and screenwriter. Danielle's short story Kyle's City was broadcast by the BBC and her debut novel is out in 2020.

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