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Big Jabe
Contributor(s): Nolen, Jerdine (Author), Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060540613     ISBN-13: 9780060540616
Publisher: Amistad Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2003
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Annotation: "Each one must reach one and teach one", says George Fraser. "We've got to connect and work together - because we have no choice! We can't expect others to do for us that which we will not do for ourselves. A movement in the twenty-first century to more effectively network and leverage our collective resources and intellectual capital will parallel the importance of the civil rights movement of the twentieth century. African Americans must start now. We must get together to get ahead". With scores of anecdotes taken from interviews with successful African Americans, Fraser shows how to network for information, for influence, and for resources - not just for individual attainment, but also for the benefit of the entire African-American community. A call for the revival of Afrocentric communal spirit among the millions of African Americans seeking personal and professional success, Success Runs in Our Race is an inspirational, information-packed bible of networking. It features new insights into how Kwanzaa, tribalism, the new Urban Village, and Rites of Passage will help increase your effectiveness in the community. More than a guide for personal achievement, Success Runs in Our Race seeks also to inspire a social movement and a rebirth of the Underground Railroad in which successful African Americans share the lessons of self-determination and empowerment with those still struggling to scale the ladder of success.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
Dewey: E
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: PreK-3
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.12" H x 9.18" W x 10.94" L (0.39 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Religious Orientation - Christian
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 12/22/2003 pg. 64
Black Issues Book Review 03/01/2004 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 12/22/2003
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 42029
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:

Multiple starred reviews greeted this beautiful picture book with art from Caldecott Medalist Kadir Nelson. This tall tale about a boy who grows to become a hero during slavery times can be shared at home or in the classroom.

When a young slave named Addy goes fishing one spring day, she doesn't catch any fish. Instead, she finds a little boy in a basket floating in the river.

Jabe is no ordinary boy: in a few short months, he grows to be a big, strong man with the strength of fifty. He can pick an entire field of cotton by himself in just one night and day. When slaves begin to miraculously disappear from the Plenty Plantation, Addy knows in her heart that Jabe is the reason why...

Big Jabe allows readers to confront an unbearable history and come away with hope." (Publishers Weekly starred review)

Folklore and history give an uncommonly rich patina to this freshly inspiring tale set in slavery times. (School Library Journal starred review)

Part magical savior, part tall-tale hero, Big Jabe personifies the tri-umph of African Americans who (miraculously it must sometimes have seemed) escaped from slavery. (Horn Book starred review)

Kadir Nelson's acclaimed books include The Undefeated, winner of the Caldecott Medal as the most distinguished picture book of the year, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.

Contributor Bio(s): Nolen, Jerdine: -

Jerdine Nolen is the author of a diverse range of picture books, from the thoughtful In My Momma's Kitchen to the wildly imaginative Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, which was made into a TV movie. Jerdine Nolen lives with her children in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Nelson, Kadir: -

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.

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