I Am Not Afraid! : “I Am Not Afraid!” by Mini Shrinivasan is a compelling story with unique and lovely illustrations by Rayika Sen. The story is about a little girl who wants to step out of her house alone. She believes she is a big girl who is no longer afraid of everything. As she steps out into the dark she encounters many things that could have scared her. The girl sees a cat in the dark and reasons with herself, then she sees a well. But then she hears creaks ”creak…creak…creak”. Where is the sound coming from? How does the girl react? Does she brave her fear?