Author: Javaka Steptoe

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Works

Book:In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall

In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

Javaka Steptoe

Fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace in this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African-American writers. The book testifies to the powerful bond between father and child, with a profound message to people everywhere that family is the greatest gift and that fathers are among the most influential heroes. Twelve outstanding poems come to life through the spirited artwork of Javaka Steptoe.

Book:Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Gary Golio, Javaka Steptoe

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. A boy who played air guitar with a broomstick and longed for a real guitar of his own. A boy who asked himself a question: Could someone paint pictures with sound?

This a story of a talented child who learns to see, hear, and interpret the world around him in his own unique way. It is also a story of a determined kid with a vision, who worked hard to become a devoted and masterful artist. Jimi Hendrix—a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock ‘n’ roll.

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