Life Doesn't Frighten Me

Life Doesn't Frighten Me

Book - 1993
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Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang : 1993
Branch Call Number: JNF 811
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill

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VaughanPLLonnie Jan 16, 2017

A superb book written by the brilliant poet Maya Angelou and illustrated by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

WARNING: this book might be a bit scary for children under 5.

JCLBeckyC May 30, 2014

This is a great book for adults and teens who are interested in the poetry of Maya Angelou and the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat. But I don't think the message can be comprehended by younger children. Throughout the book, Angelou states that life doesn't frighten her. That's a powerful statement for adults and older kids, but for younger kids, it might set them up for defeat. I'd prefer to read a book to my young child about how life is sometimes frightening, but with courage we can work through it. The biographical information at the back of the book could be helpful for children doing research on either Angelou or Basquiat.

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blue_dolphin_2493 Jun 26, 2012

blue_dolphin_2493 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 10

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