Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou (Board book)
This board 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.
Maya grew up in the American South during the 1930s, at a time of racial tension and segregation. The hardships she endured are described in simplistic language, enabling children to digest weighty concepts: Maya was treated unfairly because of the colour of her skin and because she was a girl.
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. As well as highlighting the remarkable achievements of Maya Angelou, the book also examines the social and historical context in which she grew up, along with issues of race, gender, abuse and overcoming adversity.
Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this brilliant woman, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.
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