I and I Bob Marley

By MultiCultural Review

Using verse as the engine of the story both challenges and entertains young readers while capturing the essence of Marley’s art. The rhythm and imagery of Medina’s poetry provides an indirect connection to Marley’s music and lyrics. . . . Watson’s illustrations portray Marley’s life from a small child to a tired bare-footed philosopher reaching out to children in the twilight of his life. The most powerful section is ‘Pitch-Black Sky,’ where poetry, illustration, and message harmonize perfectly. I and I is artistic and adept in both its verse and visuals, and perhaps most importantly, it can be used to reinforce positivity—the ultimate message of Bob Marley’s life.