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In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

by Javaka Steptoe Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

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. This book 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.

Ages
3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Poetry and Rhymes

About the Author and Illustrator

Javaka Steptoe Javaka Steptoe is the award-winning artist of many books for young people, including In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, an NAACP Image Awards nominee and winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. His most recent title is Amiri and Odette: A Love Story, written by Walter Dean Myers
Javaka Steptoe Javaka Steptoe is the award-winning artist of many books for young people, including In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, an NAACP Image Awards nominee and winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. His most recent title is Amiri and Odette: A Love Story, written by Walter Dean Myers

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