Happy birthday, "Uncle" Bob Marley! Here are some picture books that celebrate Bob Marley's birthday.
Written by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2011, Chronicle Books)
I love a book like this, one that is based on a well-loved song. This book is a favourite in the kindergarten and primary classrooms. The language is playful and the pictures are by one of my favourite illustrators and colleagues, Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This book is pure joy and love, diverse and lovely. Written by Bob Marley's daughter, you can find the book trailer
Written by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2012, Chronicle Books)
This is a lovely book that speaks to children. Created by the same team as One Love, it shows how the fears that a child may have can be overcome by many reminders. Very comforting and vibrant and joyfully "boyful". Here is a link to a book traler.
Written by Tony Medina, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson (2009, Lee & Low Books)
This book is a personal favourite. It is full of luscious, scrumptious, gorgeous poetry and the illustrations are lifelike, rich, and "give life" . I have had copies of this book in my classroom and they are so popular that I take them out for special displays so they don't end up in tatters. The children love this book too.
Written by Itah Sadu, illustrated by Alix Delinois (2016, Groundwood Books)
This is an immigration story which chronicles the experience of a young Jamaican boy coming to Canada. Through letters, Leroy shares his very earliest experiences and attachment to things from home like his love of Bob Marley's music.