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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

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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

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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, 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.

Win a full set of Little Guides to Great Lives!

Win a full set of Little Guides to Great Lives!

Closing date: 11/11/2019

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives from Laurence King Publishing is a series of handy, accessible guides, each beautifully depicted by a different illustrator. We have TWO sets of TEN brilliant biographies to give away to our lucky readers!Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 11 November 2019. The winners will be notified by 25 November 2019. Good luck!

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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

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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