Maya's Song

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9.32 X 11.25 X 0.39 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Renée Watson is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor Book, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, and Betty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts, and currently lives in New York City.; @reneewauthor

Bryan Collier is a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner for numerous children's books, including Rosa and Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When he's not painting, he spends his time visiting schools and encouraging young artists and readers. Bryan lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

"Told in a series of vignettes as verse, with Collier's remarkably textured backdrops shifting as Angelou adapts, changes and matures, "Maya's Song" is testament to how the worst of life can be the bedrock of beauty and flourishing: 'word-seeds' from 'a whole garden of words, words growing inside.'"
-- New York Times Book Review

"Eloquent free verse poems recall pivotal events in the life of Maya Angelou. Layered illustrations reinforce the weight of words--and their absence. This exquisite tribute to one of America's most influential poets arrives just in time for young people to celebrate Angelou's appearance on the quarter." -- Booklist (starred review)

"A loving tribute in free verse to a writer who found her home, and herself, in her words." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Collier's richly textured assemblage of collage and watercolor employs light, pattern, and subtle imagery that add depth to every image... This is a thoughtfully rendered biography of a dazzling figure." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Watson doesn't shy away from addressing tough topics. Collier's accomplished illustrations have a strong narrative pull. This eloquent picture book is a portrait of a resilient woman with a deep capacity for using words to find hope in the world." -- The Horn Book