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Bob Marley
  Eldest daughter Cedella teams up with family friend and author Gerald Hausman to create a story of Bob Marley's life with a special appeal for young people. Superior storytelling, fragments of song, and colorful folk-style illustrations capture Marley's childhood and early family life in Jamaica. This book is unique tribute to a poet, musician, and advocate for social change whose star still blazes in the hearts of millions of people worldwide. Includes a timeline, glossary of Jamaican words, and discography.

Born in the village of Nine Miles in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley learned his first songs in the busy marketplace of Kingston. Music filled his head and his heart, and Ciddy's boy Nesta knew he would grow up to be a singer. Years later, Bob Marley gave voice to a growing revolutionary spirit in songs whose stirring rhythms and healing power dissolved boundaries of age, race, culture, and religious belief.

The Boy From Nine Miles
The Early Life of Bob Marley
by Cedella Marley & Gerald Hausman with illustrations by Mariah Fox.

Reviewed in the Jamaica Gleaner

Classification: All ages
Pages: 58 w/ 17 color illustrations
Size: 7.5" x 9.25"
Edition: Cloth
ISBN: 1-57174-282-4
Retail Price: $17.95

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