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I and I: Bob Marley

Title

I and I: Bob Marley

Authors

Tony Medina

Illustrator

Tony Medina

Publisher

Lee & Low

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781600602573

Pages

48 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A biography in verse about the Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life, including his biracial heritage, Rastafarian beliefs, and love of music. End notes on poems provide further biographical information.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race

Main Character

boy/man

Race/Ethnicities

African American / Biracial / White

Family Formation

single parent

Awards

28 Days Later,2010 The Brown Bookshelf
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth,2009 American Library Association
Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth,2010 American Library Association
Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth,2010 American Library Association
Choices,2010 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2010 Winner United States

Keywords

singers; reggae musicans; Jamaica; biography

Diversity Impact

direct

I and I: Bob Marley

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