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ISBN13: 9781556702884
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"Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all"
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.

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. A selected bibliography of Angelou's books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat's works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.

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"Angelou's eloquent poem of courage speaks to anyone with fears, whether real or imaginary." Hornbook Guide to Children

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"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." Publishers Weekly

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"Also included are long, excellent biographical sketches of Angelou and Basquiat." Booklist

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"A powerful exploration of emotion and its expression through the careful blend of words and art." School Library Journal

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Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem is accompanied by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Together, they create a place where every child may experience his or her own fearlessness.

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Lindsay Waite, August 29, 2012 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
This is a great book to introduce children (and adults) to beautiful writing and unique artwork. Maya Angelou's wonderful words succinctly describe the imagery of Jean-Michel Basquiat's art in this story book about overcoming fear. Basquiat's large graffiti-inspired art pieces are dark and scary in the beginning, filled with blacks and reds and sharp lines as Angelou writes: "Shadows on the wall, Noises down the hall, Life doesn't frighten me at all." As this picture book moves to conclusion, colors lighten up. We see pinks, greens, light blues, and white. Angelou writes: "Don't show me frogs and snakes, And listen for my scream, If I'm afraid at all, It's only in my dreams." We next see a strong looking character, and then a lovely painting with a simple drawing of the world and the words "Birth of the Earth" as Angelou writes: "I've got a magic charm, That I keep up my sleeve, I can walk the ocean floor, And never have to breathe." This magical book not only is a great story for children, but a fine coffee table book as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781556702884
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Illustrator:
Basquiat, Jean Michel
Editor:
Boyers, Sara Jane
Author:
Basquiat, Jean Michel
Author:
Basquat, Jean-Michel
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Basquiat, Jean Michel
Subject:
Women -- Biography.
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no.9
Publication Date:
19960206
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.84x9.87x.47 in. 1.15 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 32 pages Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - English 9781556702884 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Angelou's eloquent poem of courage speaks to anyone with fears, whether real or imaginary."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Also included are long, excellent biographical sketches of Angelou and Basquiat."
"Review" by , "A powerful exploration of emotion and its expression through the careful blend of words and art."
"Synopsis" by , Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem is accompanied by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Together, they create a place where every child may experience his or her own fearlessness.
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