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Jabari Asim - Author

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Books by Jabari Asim

My Baby Loves Halloween

My Baby Loves Halloween

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Board book Release Date: 17/09/2020

The perfect Halloween gift for your baby or toddler! With My Baby Loves Halloween, celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Halloween: Baby loves the crisp autumn air. Baby loves candles in pumpkins that grin. Baby loves candy... Celebrate all the sweet things that Baby discovers about Halloween. This Own Voices board book, the perfect gift for a new baby, features rhythmic poetry from Jabari Asim and adorable art from Tara Nicole Whitaker.

A Child's Introduction to African American History

A Child's Introduction to African American History

Author: Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic. Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trade, the American Revolution, and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are also featured. Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts.

Whose Knees Are These? (New Edition)

Whose Knees Are These? (New Edition)

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

This interactive board book that is perfect for lap sharing TK. Whose knees are these? The whimsical illustrations hide the little boy's face until the final climactic spread. Rhyming text is paired with bold artwork full of toddler appeal reminiscent of the style of Caldecott-award winning illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.

Whose Toes are Those? (New Edition)

Whose Toes are Those? (New Edition)

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2020

This interactive board book that is perfect for lap sharing celebrates the classic giggle-inspiring game of This Little Piggy. The whimsical illustrations hide the little girl's face until the final climactic spread. Fun, rhyming text is paired with bold artwork full of toddler appeal reminiscent of the style of Caldecott-award winning illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.

My Baby Loves Christmas

My Baby Loves Christmas

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Board book Release Date: 31/10/2019

In the My Baby Loves Christmas board book, celebrate all the lovely things that baby discovers about Christmas. Baby loves candy canes wrapped in bows. Baby loves jingle bells. Baby loves snow. . . . Celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Christmas. This board book, the perfect gift for a new baby, features rhythmic poetry from Jabari Asim and adorable art from Tara Nicole Whitaker.

Only the Strong

Only the Strong

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

N Word

N Word

Author: Jabari Asim Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

In The N Word, a renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the use and implications of that epithet. The N Word moves beyond that short, provocative book by revealing how the word has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America. Asim claims that, even when uttered by hipsters and hip-hop icons, the slur helps keep blacks at the bottom of America's socioeconomic ladder. But he also proves there is a place for this word in the mouths and on the pens of those who truly understand its twisted history-from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle to Mos Def. Only when we know its legacy can we loosen this slur's grip on our national psyche.