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

January 9, 2018|
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou’s unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage
 
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.
 
This brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art features brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat and an afterword from the editor. 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:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.5 X 8.5 X 0.5 in
Published:January 9, 2018
Publisher:Abrams Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781419727481

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