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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jaime Lincoln Smith, Tony Medina [Note]

Children Ages 8+ • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Author Tony Medina pays tribute to legendary musician, poet, and activist Bob Marley in this outstanding production narrated by Jaime Lincoln Smith. Nesta Robert Marley's life, from his impoverished childhood in Jamaica to his untimely death at 36, is explored in a collection of 17 free-verse poems for young listeners. Smith's Jamaican accent and spot-on delivery animate the words, lifting them above evocative soundscapes enriched with selections from Marley's music. Enjoying the picture book's vibrant illustrations by Jesse Joshua Watson or reading along with the text can enhance the listening experience. Still, the audio performance stands remarkably well on its own. The CDs and book both include the author's introduction and comprehensive back matter providing historical and biographical details, as well as context for each poem. S.A.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]

Book & Recording • Live Oak Media • 2021

CD ISBN 9781430144632 $19.95 • One CDs

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