In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Paperback)
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Books of the Year, Parenting magazine
Children's Books Mean Business, Children's Book Council (CBC)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Los Angeles' 100 Best Books, International Reading Association (IRA)
Not Just for Children Anymore Selection, Children's Book Council
Original Art Show, Society of Illustrators
In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace.
In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace. Folami Abiade, Dinah Johnson, Carole Boston Weatherford, Dakari Hru, Michael Burgess, E. Ethelbert Miller, Lenard D. Moore, David Anderson, Angela Johnson, Sonia Sanchez, and Davida Adedjouma all contribute. Javaka Steptoe, who also offers a poem, employs an inventive range of media to bring each of the poems to life. In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall testifies to the powerful bond between father and child, recognizing family as our greatest gift, and identifying fathers as being among our most influential heroes.
About the Author
Javaka Steptoe is the illustrator of Lee & Low's In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall, winner of numerous awards including the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and an ALA Notable. His two other picture books, Do You Know What I'll Do? (HarperCollins) and A Pocketful of Poems (Chronicle) have received critical acclaim as well. Steptoe is renowned for his innovative collage constructions. The Jones Family Express is his first book as both author and illustrator. He received his degree in fine arts from Cooper Union in New York City, and currently teaches art to children. The son of the late Caldecott medalist, John Steptoe, Javaka marks his picture book debut with this collection. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. To find out more about Javaka Steptoe, visit javaka.com.
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