Life Doesn't Frighten Me (twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition) by Maya AngelouLife Doesn't Frighten Me (twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou

Life Doesn't Frighten Me (twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition)

byMaya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Jane Boyers

Hardcover | January 9, 2018

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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. A selected bibliography of Angelou's books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat's works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.
 
The beloved poet Maya Angelou was, among other things, a novelist, playwright, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Haitian and Puerto Rican parents. His first artistic expressions were created and enjoyed as urban street art. His art is exhibited in over a dozen mus...
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Title:Life Doesn't Frighten Me (twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition)Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.5 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 9, 2018Publisher:Abrams Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419727486

ISBN - 13:9781419727481

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"Boyers, a TV producer and art collector, deserves a standing ovation for her performance in pairing Angelou's poem with abstract paintings by the late Basquiat."