Poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington in 2008.

Poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington in 2008.

Children's books by Maya Angelou

In honor of Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, we've compiled a list of her children's books and young adult books about her and her work, a great way to expose your children to this amazing poet:

Life Doesn't Frighten Me Life Doesn't Frighten Me (1993)

 Age range: 3 and up




My Painted House My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me (1994)

 Age range: 3 to 7




Kofi and His Magic Kofi and His Magic (1996)

 Age range: 7 and up




Maya's World Maya's World series (2004):

 Itak of Lapland, Angelina of Italy, Renee Marie of France and       Mikale of Hawaii

 Age range: 4 to 8


Poetry for Young People Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou by Dr. Edwin Graves  Wilson (2007)

 Age range: 8 and up



Journey of the Heart Maya Angelou: Journey of the Heart by Jayne Pettit (1996)

 Age range: 8 to 12


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