In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall by Javaka Steptoe
African Americans Celebrating Fathers

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In this collection of poetry by new and established African-American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor and grace. Contributors include Carole Boston Weatherford, Michael Burgess, E. Ethelbert Miller, Lenard D. Moore, David Anderson, Angela Johnson, Sonia Sanchez and Davida Adedjouma. Full color.
 

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Javaka Steptoe is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winner who has created several books for children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more, please visit www.javaka.com.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Steptoe (son of the late John Steptoe) creates art for 13 poems that honor fathers, e.g., Sonia Sanchez's ``I have looked into/my father's eyes and seen an/african sunset.'' Among others who have contributed to the volume are Folami Abiade (with the title poem), Lenard D.

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A child's giggle-filled excitement reaches fever pitch in Hru's ""Tickle Tickle"" when he rough-houses with his dad: ""me papa tickle me feet/ he call it `finger treat'/ me scream and run (but OH, WHAT FUN!)/ when papa tickle me feet."" In Abiade's piece, a father wraps his child in reassurance :...

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The poems explore the dynamics of a father/child relationship and encompass a wide range of topics: "In Daddy's Arms" celebrates the confidence children derive from their fathers: other poems, such as "Artist to Artist," focus on dreams deferred, and in "Promises," a father vows his eternal love ...

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The poems explore the dynamics of a father/child relationship and encompass a wide range of topics: "In Daddy's Arms" celebrates the confidence children derive from their fathers: other poems, such as "Artist to Artist," focus on dreams deferred, and in "Promises," a father vows his eternal love ...

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