Did you know that the great poet Maya Angelou wrote for children, too? She wrote one of my favorite picture books, "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"! I love Maya Angelou's poetry and I love Jean-Michel Basquiat's drawings, too! (They don't frighten me at all!) (;3
You can find "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" on Amazon and you can also hear Maya Angelou reading the poem below!
Other great books for children by Maya Angelou are "My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me" and "Kofi and His Magic"! These books were illustrated by the photographs of Margaret Courtney-Clark. They tell about an eight-year-old girl in Thandi, her life, her best friend (who happens to be a chicken) and the beautiful mural paintings of the reclusive Ndebele women.
"Angelou's prose, like the art, is unlike what you've seen before." Chicago Tribune
"Two paws way up!" Little Bear
Little Bear is the co-founder and creative director of The Beauty of Picture Books Website & Blog. He has also assisted Linda Eve Diamond with her writing and Jeff Novick with his nutritional videos and lectures. L.B.'s other accomplishments include earning a black belt in karate and riding a famous cat at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (photo here). (:3 To read Little Bear's full bio page, click here.