Thursday, May 29, 2014
28th May Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
Maya Angelou ' a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace'. The African-American author, poet and human rights activist has died. I heard about this sad event on the news tonight and then thought how strange, yet serendipitous, that today I had shared her children's book My Painted House My Friendly Chicken and Me with students at school. She is not known particularly for her children's books, but this beautiful photo journal tells the story of a young Ndebele girl who lives in South Africa. It is very colourful and designed in a way that invites close perusal.