Maya Angelou

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About Maya Angelou

Poet Maya Angelou is, among other things, a novelist, playwright, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. She is a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was commissioned to write and read a poem for the 1993 presidential inauguration. Arist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Haitian and Puerto Rican parents. His first artistic expressions were made and enjoyed as urban street art. Later he used more traditional artists' materials, winning fame and admiration in the art world. Basquiat died in 1988 at the age of 27. Editor Sara Jane Boyers shares her professional life between the entertainment industry and the art community. 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.

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Happy birthday Maya Angelou
Happy Birthday Maya Angelou! Now's the time to read Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.
2 months ago
World Children's Day
Loving Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou from Abrams Books for Young Readers.
2 years ago
Go to an Art Museum Day (US)
Discover Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou. Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.
2 years ago
Read a Book Day
Could there be a better time to read Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou.
2 years ago
Verses
Why not introduce some poetry with Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou from Abrams Books for Young Readers
2 years ago
World Poetry Day
Reading poems can be a great way of get kids into poetry and other types of written verse! Try reading Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition). By Maya Angelou, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.
3 years ago
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
In America it is celebration of life day. This book is brave and defiant. Maya Angelou's poem is all about empowering ourselves, about the courage within each of us. With Basquiat's paintings this truly is a book that celebrates life and fearlessness.
4 years ago
Out Now!
Out now! Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated by Maya Angelou. Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.
4 years ago