The Little People, BIG DREAMS series explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating writer, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.