I and I : Bob Marley

by Medina, Tony.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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CLP - Brookline Children's Biographies qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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CLP - Carrick Children's Biographies qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Biographies qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies qj ML3930.M315 M44 2009
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B MARLEY
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 MARLEY Bob
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's surprising, given Bob Marley's international fame and accessible, peace-promoting music, that there are so few books about his life available for youth. Medina, whose children's books include Love to Langston (2002), helps fill the void with this glowing, substantive picture-book biography in verse. Following the reggae legend from birth to death, the mostly chronological poems reveal a full portrait of the musician, moving from personal details to wider themes. In one poem, Marley's words about his father encompass slavery, his biracial heritage, and the African Diaspora: Papa is a white man so I've been told / My face a map of Africa in Europe's hold. In another, he speaks about both his love for music and the social justice he hopes to inspire: We don't want to / Land in jail / All we want to do is wail / Be the voice of the voiceless / Bring some happiness and / Consciousness to the down-pressed. In the words and rhythms of Jamaican patois, Medina's lyrical, direct lines make the most sense when read in tandem with the extensive appended notes, which explain the many specific references to Jamaican history, Rastafarianism, and Marley's life events. Like the words, Watson's beautifully expressive acrylic paintings evoke a strong sense of Marley's remarkable life and his Caribbean homeland. A short bibliography of adult titles rounds out this rare, soulful tribute.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This lyrical picture-book biography of the reggae icon tells his story in verse, from humble beginnings in a small Jamaican village to his glory days as an influential musician. Told in first person (the "I and I" can mean "we"), 17 poems chronologically plot Marley's life path-combined, the poems (and vibrant acrylics) paint a vivid picture of the poverty and turmoil but also the love, faith and island beauty from which Marley arose. "At Fourteen" describes his entree into the music scene with Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs and others, while "Island Song" is a rebuke of Jamaican oppression. "Yell-ow green black and red/ I and I a natty dread/ African Arawak Taino/ I am from/ Slave ship mountains/ And Caribbean rum." While readers may not understand all the verses and terms, Medina's (Love to Lang-ston) thorough endnotes will answer questions, e.g., what the term Babylon means. Watson's (Chess Rumble) majestic art powerfully evokes the people and places that had the strongest influence on Marley, as well as the power he himself would wield. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Marley, Bob -- Juvenile literature.
Singers -- Jamaica -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Reggae musicians -- Jamaica -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Singers.
Publisher New York :Lee & Low Books,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Watson, Jesse Joshua.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : co. illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781600602573 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1600602576 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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