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Life Doesn't Frighten Me: Maya Angelou

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You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! 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…the proximity of Basquiat's edgy, streetwise pictures adds even greater power and authenticity to Angelou's refrain, "Life doesn't frighten me at all. A television producer, collector of twentieth-century art, and mother of two, she created this, her first book, to introduce children and all readers to the best in literature and contemporary art.

Her youth focus has been on books about contemporary art and poetry, critical thinking, and political activism, starting with her award-winning book LIFE DOESN'T FRIGHTEN ME, in which she married the expressive artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat to a stirring l978 poem of Dr.

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. Together, Angelou's words and Basquiat's paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness. She published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly!

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. In this brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art, brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat accompany the text and artwork, focusing on the strengths they took from their lives and brought to their work. I am speechless to how much i enjoy reading this, the simple language flows perfectly only to aim and strike such a though and grand message.Both a handsome art book and a rhythmic read-aloud, this is great for sharing with audiences of many ages.

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. There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors.I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books.

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