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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the varied tempos, topics, and formats of the poems offer something for readers of nearly every age. Readers gain insight on both the authors' personal relationships and their collective cultural experiences as African Americans.
Is It Any Good?
This joyous collection of poetry is a testimony to the profound impact fathers have in shaping the lives of their children. Powerful and deeply moving, the poems resonate with a heartfelt and abiding respect for the stalwart men who play a vital role in nurturing their children's physical, spiritual, and emotional growth. The poems are perfect for read-aloud sessions.
Spectacular, vibrant collages capture the essence of the poems, distilled into evocative images wrought from mundane objects. Illustrator Javaka Steptoe's choice of materials may be eclectic, but the items in each composition are intricately connected to the writing. An affirming testament to the unique relationship between fathers and children that speaks to fathers of all races who have experienced this miraculous, precious connection, this is a fabulous addition to every bookshelf.
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