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A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice
Contributor(s): Hohn, Nadia (Author), Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1771473509     ISBN-13: 9781771473507
Publisher: Owlkids
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: August 2019
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Literary
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Music - History
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Dewey: B
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: PreK-3
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8.8" W x 11.1" (1.10 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Chronological Period - 1900-1949
- Ethnic Orientation - Caribbean & West Indies
- Cultural Region - Caribbean & West Indies
- Ethnic Orientation - Latino
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2019
Publishers Weekly 07/08/2019
Booklist 07/01/2019 pg. 60
School Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 86
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 53
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Publisher Description:
A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of fall 2019 by Nadia L. Hohn, named one of CBC's "6 Black Canadian writers to watch"

Louise Bennett Coverley, better known as Miss Lou, was an iconic poet and entertainer known for popularizing the use of patois in music and poetry internationally--helping to pave the way for artists like Harry Belafonte and Bob Marley to use patois in their work. This picture book tells the story of Miss Lou's early years, when she was a young girl growing up in Jamaica.

As a child, Miss Lou loved words--particularly the Jamaican English, or patois, that she heard all around her. As a young writer, Miss Lou felt caught between writing "lines of words like tight cornrows," as her teachers instructed, and words that beat more naturally "in time with her heart."

The uplifting and inspiring story of a girl finding her own voice, this is also a vibrant, colorful, and immersive look at an important figure in our cultural history. With rich and warm illustrations bringing the story to life, A Likkle Miss Lou is a modern ode to language, girl power, diversity, and the arts.

End matter includes a glossary of Jamaican patois terms, a note about the author's #OwnVoices perspective as a Jamaican-Canadian writer, and a brief biography of Miss Lou and her connection to Canada, where she lived for 20 years.

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