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

Introduce your children (grades 3–6) to the late American icon Maya Angelou through this brave, defiant poem that celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old…

Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1993), combines the words of our renowned African-American poet laureate and the primitive and modern paintings of a then-emerging Haitian-American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

As said the School Library Journal upon the book's publication, Life Doesn't Frighten Me is "a powerful exploration of emotion and its expression through the careful blend of words and art."