Jamal's Busy Day

by Wade Hudson and George Ford

Jamal's parents work hard all day; his dad as an architect, his mom as an accountant.... read more

Jamal's parents work hard all day; his dad as an architect, his mom as an accountant. Like them, Jamal works hard, too, because school is his "job." Readers follow Jamal through a typical day as he works with numbers, does research, attends meetings, helps out his supervisor, etc.--all activities described in terms his parents use for their work, while the illustrations show him in a familiar elementary school setting. The clever interplay between text and pictures distinguish the second title in a series created to enhance the self-esteem of African-American children. (Ages 4-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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