I and I

I and I

Bob Marley

By Tony Medina; Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)

Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781600602573, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 2009

Brimming with imagination and insight, this biography of reggae legend Bob Marley features soulful, sun-drenched paintings that transport young readers to Marley's homeland of Jamaica, while uniquely perceptive poems bring to life his journey from boy to icon. Full color.

About the Author
Tony Medina, two-time winner of the Paterson Prize, was born in the South Bronx and raised in the Throgs Neck Housing Projects. He served in the United States Army and earned a BA in English at Baruch College, CUNY, on the G.I. Bill. He has taught at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus and Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. The author of several books for adults and young readers, his poetry, fiction, and essays appear in over forty anthologies. Medina, whose most recent books are MY OLD MAN WAS ALWAYS ON THE LAM (NYQ Books, 2011), BROKE ON ICE (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2011), and I and I, Bob Marley (Lee & Low Books, 2009), earned an MA and PhD in English from Binghamton University, SUNY, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University.

JESSE JOSHUA WATSON is a fine artist and illustrator. His artwork reflects his love of travel and the people he connects with along the way. Watson lives with his wife and their sons in Port Townsend, Washington, where he enjoys listening to reggae music while he paints.