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In daddy's arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers / illustrated by Javaka Steptoe.

Contributor(s): Steptoe, Javaka, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 24 cm.ISBN: 1880000318; 9781880000311; 9781584300168; 1584300167.Subject(s): Children's poetry, American | American poetry -- African American authors | Fathers -- United States -- Juvenile poetry | African American fathers -- Juvenile poetry | Men -- United States -- Juvenile poetry | African American men -- Juvenile poetryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: In daddy's arms I am tall.; Online version:: In daddy's arms I am tall.DDC classification: 811.008/03520431 LOC classification: PS591.N4 | B46 1997
Contents:
In daddy's arms -- Her daddy's hands -- Black father man -- The farmer -- Tickle tickle -- Lightning jumpshot -- The things in black men's closets -- My grandaddy is my daddy too -- Promises -- Seeds -- Artist to artist -- My father's eyes.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1998.Read by Javaka Steptoe, Robin Miles, Charles Turner, and Lizan Mitchell.Summary: A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers.
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A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers.

Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1998.

In daddy's arms -- Her daddy's hands -- Black father man -- The farmer -- Tickle tickle -- Lightning jumpshot -- The things in black men's closets -- My grandaddy is my daddy too -- Promises -- Seeds -- Artist to artist -- My father's eyes.

Read by Javaka Steptoe, Robin Miles, Charles Turner, and Lizan Mitchell.

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Gr 3 Up‘This innovative, stunningly illustrated picture book celebrates the role of fathers in the African-American experience. The artist illustrates 13 poems with collages made from paper with pastel; appliqué; and a multitude of found objects, including fabric, coins, seashells, buttons, sand, seeds, and leaves. The artwork vibrates with emotion; even the simplest pieces, showing torn-paper figures on a solid background, capture the powerful bond between parent and child. The poems, written by Angela Johnson, Davida Adedjouma, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others, depict fathers working in the fields and in post offices, playing basketball, fishing, tickling, or hugging. Steptoe's own poem, "Seeds," is a tribute to his father: "You drew pictures of life/with your words." Libraries will want this title for Black History Month, National Poetry Month, Father's Day, or anytime a patron asks for a book about fathers. Teachers will find it inspiring in classroom units on poetry, or it can be used in conjunction with David Diaz's work to demonstrate collage techniques in an art class. Whatever its use, this lovely book deserves a place on library shelves.‘Dawn Amsberry, Oakland Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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