In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America’s most beloved writers. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Maya’s life at the back.
This is a great introduction story to Maya Angelou. It’s written to be very kid-friendly, and I love how it simply tells her story and sends the message that you can be anything you want to be. I also love that the pictures included little quotes from her writing on a few of the pages.
Lisbeth Kaiser is writer and editor who works on websites, billboards, commercials and books. Her first book, “”Maya Angelou,”” was selected for the Amelia Bloomer List in 2016. She also wrote “”Rosa Parks”” and “”Emmeline Pankhurst,”” which was chosen for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list. A graduate of Tufts University, Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
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Leire Salaberria was born in Andoain (Spain) in 1983. Currently, she lives and works in San Sebastian. 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.