A Children’s Book, Especially For Today – by Maya Angelou

From my friend Jennie.

A Teacher's Reflections

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

Did you know that Maya Angelou wrote a children’s book?  She did, back in 1994.  I have been reading her book to my preschoolers long before I really knew of her.

I was always drawn to her quote in the introduction of the book:

To all the children, for they are the hope of humankind.

This statement was so profound, so direct, and so right.  It crawled under my skin and made me think.  Hard.  Every time I read the book, I read the quote.

Hope is my word for 2021.  Hope was Maya Angelou’s word throughout this book for children.  Hope was always her beacon, and her message.  It is mine, too.

The story is of a child in South Africa, her family, and her best friend, a chicken.  Maya tells a tale that is engaging to children and full of…

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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1 Response to A Children’s Book, Especially For Today – by Maya Angelou

  1. Jennie says:

    Thank you for sharing this post!

    Liked by 1 person

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