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Maya Angelou - Little Guides to Great Lives

Written by Danielle Jawando

Illustrated by Noa Snir

Part of the Little Guides to Great Lives Series

Key Stage 1 People / Places

LoveReading View on Maya Angelou - Little Guides to Great Lives

October 2019 Book of the Month

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 to as she supported many important causes including the Civil Rights Movement.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

More About This Book

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, written by Danielle Jawando and illustrated by Noa Snir is a beautifully illustrated biography of a writer and civil rights campaigner. 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

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

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)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786275066
Publication date: 30th September 2019
Author: Danielle Jawando
Illustrator: Noa Snir
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: People / Places, Racism / Multi-Culturalism

About Danielle Jawando

Born in Manchester, Danielle Jawando’s previous publications and broadcasting credits have included a short story Paradise 703, which was published by DeadInk in 2012 (longlisted for the Finishing Line Press Award in 2011). She has also had several short plays performed in Manchester and London. In 2015, she worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer and in 2017, her short story The Deerstalker was selected as one of the six finalists for the We Need Diverse Books short story competition. Her first nonfiction book for children (about the life of Maya Angelou) was published by Laurence King in 2019. Her debut novel And ...

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