Life Doesn't Frighten Me

Author(s): Maya Angelou; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Sara Jane Boyers

Kids' Non-Fiction

Angelou's poetic celebration of the courage within each person is matched by the daring vision of artist Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the fanciful imaginings of childhood. In this introduction to poetry and contemporary art, brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat accompany the text and artwork. Full color.


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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 museums around the world, including the MoMA, the Met, and the Whitney.

Editor Sara Jane Boyers shares her professional life between the entertainment industry and the art community. She is a television producer, collector of twentieth-century art, and mother of two.

General Fields

  • : 9781419727481
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : January 2018
  • : 266mm X 215mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maya Angelou; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Sara Jane Boyers
  • : Hardback
  • : 25th Anniversary edition
  • : English
  • : 811/.54
  • : 40
  • : full-colour illustrations throughout