Poet, writer, activist, entertainer, professor: Maya Angelou is all of these. Her remarkable story includes a childhood trauma, a leading role in an opera, her activism in the civil rights movement, and her devotion to poetry, writing, and teaching to promote the cause of all African-Americans. Based in part on Maya’s autobiography, this is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman.
“Pettit makes [Angelou’s] stirring story accessible…while retaining a strong sense of Angelou’s personal voice. —Booklist
About Jayne Pettit
Jayne Pettit is the author of A Place to Hide: True Stories of Holocaust Rescues, Maya Angelou: Journey of the Heart, Jane Goodall: Pioneer Researcher, and Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man with a Dream.
Paperback | $7.99
Published by Puffin Books Jan 01, 1998| 96 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780140383591