Main_daddyfc-w-seal
Thumb_spread-3
Thumb_spread-1
Thumb_spread-2

Paperback: $8.95

Hardcover: out of stock


In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

By various poets
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. 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.

Activity: Make a Father's Day Card

Check out the Activity Guide from Live Oak Media, which creates readalongs to help children learn to read and develop language skills.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb various poets - Author

listed in book description (above).

Thumb_thumb 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

About This Title

Sign Up for ENews

ISBN

Paperback: 9781584300168

Hardcover: 9781880000311

Awards

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
American Library Association (ALA)

Notable Children's Book
American Library Association (ALA)

Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist
Texas Library Association (TLA)

Starred Review
Publishers Weekly

Starred Review
Booklist

Best Books of the Year
Parenting magazine

Children's Books Mean Business
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

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

Show More

Guided Reading:

R

Lexile:

NP

Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 6

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Poetry, Grandparents, Fathers, Families, African/African American Interest

Collections