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Maya Angelou

(History Book for Kids, Biography Book for Children) (Little Guides to Great Lives)

Danielle Jawando, Snir Noa (Illustrator)


List Price: 11.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This Maya Angelou children's book is a perfect introduction to one of the world's most famous writers.

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.

Her story is a rich and remarkable one – a tale filled with strength, hardship and hope. Maya learned the importance of using her own voice to help others and change the world!

Maya Angelou is part of the small format, collectible Little Guides to Great Lives series for children aged 7 and above.

A perfect gift for fans of the Little People, Big Dreams or Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books.

Praise for Little Guides to Great Lives:

"If you're looking to inspire your children to aim high and think big, the Little Guides to Great Lives series is the perfect place to start. The stories that the books convey tell kids that there is no limit to what they can aim for. These biographies will pique the interest of any young child who is already dreaming of their future." – GeekDad

"Featuring timelines, glossaries, approachable text and striking illustrations, the biographies bring these important individuals to brilliant life." – Shelf Awareness

Other books in the Little Guides to Great Lives series:
Amelia Earhart
Anne Frank
Charles Darwin
Ferdinand Magellan
Frida Kahlo
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nelson Mandela
Stephen Hawking

Laurence King Publishing, 9781786275073, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

About the Author

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.

Noa Snir is an illustrator, a color enthusiast, and a printmaker. Born and raised in Jerusalem, she is currently living and working in Berlin.