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Xavier Riddle & the Secret Museum EPISODE | I am Maya Angelou / I am Frederick Douglass | PBS KIDS


“I am Maya Angelou”
Brad is caught in the middle of a sibling spat between Xavier and Yadina that ends with hurt feelings and a refusal to speak to each other ever again. There’s only thing Brad can do… To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet someone who certainly has a way with words: Maya Angelou. They meet Maya as a young girl, working in her grandmother’s store by day and reading every book in the library by night. She loves words and demonstrates the power they have – power that can be used for good, or for bad. With Maya’s help, Xavier and Yadina find it in their hearts to forgive each other and vow that from now on they will always use their words for good.

“I am Frederick Douglass”
Xavier becomes frustrated by his schoolwork, which involves learning a whole bunch of words that he thinks are way too big. When he contemplates just giving up, Yadina and Brad know what they have to do… To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet someone who cared deeply about education: Frederick Douglass. When we find Frederick, he isn’t allowed to go to school, but he doesn’t let that stop him from learning all he can in any way he can, until he ends up at the White House where the President wants to hear his incredibly smart ideas. Xavier is inspired to stick with his own schoolwork, because he wants to do amazing things one day, just like Frederick Douglass, and learning can take you anywhere.

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