3. Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou
Written by Lisbeth Kaiser
Illustrated by Leire Salaberria
I love this series that celebrates the stories of incredible people. What I really like about the series is that each of these amazing individuals is depicted from their days as a child, and we see there is not so much difference between them and ourselves. They started out as children, like us, with hopes and dreams, and it’s their choices along the way, their determination not to give up in the face of discouragement or ridicule, or failure, that led them to making their mark. Each book is illustrated by a different artist, and I very much like the flat style of illustrator Leire Salaberria here, with a focus on line textures. Maya Angelou’s story sang out as one of a child who lost her voice due to trauma, then grew to become of the most powerful voices of strength and hope we know.
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