Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Edited by Sarah Jane Boyers
Maya Angelou's poetry pairs with Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings to creates this gorgeous celebration of fearlessness. Originally published in 1993, this picture book will have a second life in a fresh, giftable package, featuring a smaller trim, cloth spine, and uncoated paper. Maya Angelou's uplifting poem is a timeless mantra that will empower readers of all ages. A picture book treasure for both adults and children.
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.
- Ages 3-7
- Poem by Maya Angelou
- Illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, 2018
- 40 pages, 10.9" x 8.8"
- full-color illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 9781419727481