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Hear Angelou read the poem herself, which she says she wrote “for all children who whistle in the dark and who refuse to admit that they’re frightened out of their wits”: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is an absolute treat in its entirety, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us. Complement it with Angelou’s stirring meditation on home, belonging, and (never) growing up.

'You taught me language, and my profit on't Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language.' - I.ii.364-6 Lakota Sioux Hunting Dance.

Maya Angelou’s talent was not defined by just one medium – she was a poet, novelist, dancer, playwright, actor and educator. In this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson, your class learns more about her extraordinary life.

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