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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

By Maya Angelou; Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Illustrator)

Crown Publishing Group (NY), Paperback, 9780375825675, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2003

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Description
Full color photographs. -Hello, Stranger-Friend- begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe. With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.


About the Author
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.


Praise For My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

"A unique book that honors Africa by projecting images that are true and honors American children by giving them the very best." --School Library Journal (starred)  

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