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ART 4903: Special Topics - Illustration

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Andy Tucker
Blagg- Huey Library
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Denton, TX 76201
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ART 4903: Special Topics - Illustration

Maya Angelou's "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"


The Maya Angelou Project, "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"


‚ÄčThis guide will help you locate sources to develop a narrative illustration for Maya Angelou's poem, "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"

  1. Locate children's books at the Blagg-Huey Library
    1. The Children's Collection is located on the first floor of the Blagg-Huey Library, beside the information counter
    2. The Children's books are on movable bookshelves
    3. The Library of Congress (LC) call number for children's poetry books is PN - PS
  2. Locate biographical information on Maya Angelou
    1. Search the TWU Libraries catalog for "Maya Angelou" AND biography
    2. Filter your search: articles, books, dissertations, electronic books
  3. Locate references for children to include various ages, body types, ethnic backgrounds
    1. In your browser, enter the following search strings for references to children:
      1. Children AND "body types"
        1. Children and ectomorph 
        2. Children and endomorph
        3. Children and mesomorph
      2. Images of children AND "body types"
      3. Images of children AND ethnicity
  4. Locate Fine Art books in "N" sections
    1. Children's Collection on 1st floor
    2. Woman's Collection on 2nd floor
    3. General Collection on 3rd floor




"Children's Book Awards." InfoSoup, 2019,

"Diversity Resources." Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

          Accessed 4 Nov. 2019.

Gottesman, Sarah. "The Famous Illustrator's Behind Your Favorite Children's Books." artsy, 21 Aug 2017,

"The 2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books." New York Times, 

        1 Nov. 2019,



The Barn Owl

barn owl

Internet sources:

The Barn Owl Trust: Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment. A source for barn owl habitat, photos, and facts.

Owl Research Institute>Owls>Owl ID Guide>Barn Owl: Find information on how to ID a barn owl, behavior, diet, North America locations, and listen to a short recording.


TWUniversal and Internet sources:

  • Anatomy and Skeletal System
    • Using Google Images, search "Barn Owl Anatomy" OR "Owl Anatomy Diagram" OR "Barn Owl Skeleton"
    • Enter this search string in your browser, "How do owls turn their heads", select the Video responses
  • Behavior
  • Habitat
  • Motion
    • Enter these search strings in your browser:
      • Images for "motion studies" AND "barn owls"
      • "Slow Motion Barn Owl Attack"
      • "Slow-Mo Barn Owl in Flight"
  • References
    • Enter these search strings in your browser:
      • "Owls in mythology and culture"
      • "Barn Owls" AND folklore OR legends


TWU Databases