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.
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Help students learn about Maya Angelou and analyze her poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about Angelou, Doodle Notes to respond to the nonfiction passage, and an interactive poetry flip book in this resource. It’s fun, educational, and a perfect way to study poetry in the classroom!