About My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou’s story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe. With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.
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"A unique book that honors Africa by projecting images that are true and honors American children by giving them the very best." –School Library Journal (starred)
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About Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I… More about Maya Angelou
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers Mar 11, 2003| 48 Pages| 8 x 10| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780375825675