I and I Bob Marley

By Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

This outstanding collection of original poems and bold, expressive artwork pays tribute to Bob Marley and introduces younger readers to his early years and his subsequent growth into a successful musician and spiritual leader. Thoroughly ingrained in the text and illustrations are important economic themes related to extreme poverty, inequality between blacks and whites, and the various forces—including talent, mentorship, and entrepreneurial zeal—that can nurture professional development. It is this combination of informative content with dramatic story-telling media that makes I and I such a potent vehicle for teaching the next generation about an influential artist and social leader who spread his message of peace in a truly innovative way