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Life Doesn't Frighten Me

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'A unique book that combines the words of a renowned African-American poet laureate and the primitive, modern paintings of a young Haitian-American artist. . . A powerful exploration of emotion and its expression through the careful blend of words and art' - School Library Journal

Maya Angelou's defiant poem illustrated by Basquiat

Shadows on the wall, Noises down the hall, Life doesn't frighten me at all - Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old.

From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.Angelou's strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou's words and Basquiat's paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness.Celebrating its successful 25 years in print, this brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art features brief, updated biographies of Angelou and Basquiat, an afterword from the editor, and a fresh new look.

  • Author: May Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Hardcover: 40 pages 
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Date published: January 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1419727481
  • Product Dimensions: 44.5 x 27.5 cm

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