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Maya's Song

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Stunning ode to beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou.

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This book is a profound experience for readers young and old, alike. Maya's Song includes important facts about the poet in both the main text, an author's note and illustrator's note, and a timeline -- such as being the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter and the first women to deliver the presidential inaugural poem (at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993).

The beautiful collage art, a mix of photographs and watercolor paintings, engages readers. And the story honors a "Black girl whose voice / chased away darkness, ushered in light."

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