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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

By: Maya Angelou
illustrated by: Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Formats: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375825675
2003-03-11 - $7.99

Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.