Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world’s most beloved writers and speakers.
This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Maya Angelou’s life.
This book is suitable for children between 5 and 8 years of age.
This moving book version of Maya Angelou – an international bestseller from the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series – introduces the youngest dreamers to the powerful speaker, writer, and civil rights activist.
Lisbeth Kaiser is a freelance writer and bestselling children’s author. She is currently writing the new WHO WAS? Board Books series, including “Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?” and “Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?,” illustrated by Stan Chow. Two of her books in the internationally bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, “Maya Angelou” and “Emmeline Pankhurst,” were selected for the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Book List, recognizing the best feminist books for young readers. Lisbeth has also written extensively for Broadway theater, tech, and retail. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Leire Salaberria was born in Andoain (Spain) in 1983. Currently, she lives and works in San Sebastián. She has majored in Fine Arts in Bilbao and studied a postgraduate in Children Illustration in Barcelona. Leire has exhibited her artwork in different countries around the world. Her work has been selected to appear in Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2012, IV Ibero-American catalog of illustration 2013, 2014, and the Sharjah International Book Fair 2013, 2014. Since 2011, when she published her first book, she’s illustrated several books in Italy, Mexico, and Spain. At the moment, she continues to illustrate children’s books, which is her favorite type of work.