From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Jane Marino, White Plains Public Library, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
“Shadows on the Wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn’t frighten me at all”
In this HARDBACK book, 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.
“Few embody the defiance of fear with greater dignity and grace than reconstructionist Maya Angelou, who has overcome remarkable hardships — childhood rape, poverty, addiction, bereavement — to become one of today’s most celebrated writers.” Maria Popova
|Dimensions||11.8 x 9.9 x 0.5 mm|