for I and I by Tony Medina and Jesse Joshua Watson
“I am the boy / From Nine Miles / The one sing / Like three little birds / From my mum mum belly / Come to bring / My message / Of Love Love / Love.” Tony Medina captures the rhythms and cadences of Bob Marley’s songs, and essential details of his life, in a series of poems that comprise a biographical portrait of the reggae artist. References to specific people and places in the narratives are illuminated by an explanatory note for each poem, providing additional information. Presented in picture book format, this volume features handsome illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson that showcase Marley himself and the people and landscape of his homeland. (Ages 9–12)
CCBC Choices 2010. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010. Used with permission.
An energetic biography in verse of reggae legend Bob Marley, exploring the influences that shaped his life and music on his journey from rural Jamaican childhood to international superstardom. Soulful, sun-drenched illustrations transport young readers to Bob Marley's Jamaica, while uniquely perceptive poems bring to life his fascinating journey from boy to icon.
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