This board book version of Maya Angelou—an international bestseller from the
beloved Little People, BIG DREAMSseries—introduces the youngest dreamers to the
powerful speaker, writer, and civil rights activist. 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.
Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating icon, 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. Inspire the next generation of outstanding
people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
What? A simplified and edited version of the original text is appropriate for babies and toddlers
Age? 2-4 years
About the Author
Lisbeth Kaiser is a freelance writer and children’s book author. Two of her books in the
Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Maya Angelou and Emmeline Pankhurst, were
selected for the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Book List. Lisbeth 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 favourite type of work.