MARLEY AND THE FAMILY BAND Now on Shelves!
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What We Thought:
Having an almost 5 year old in the house is sometimes wacky and wild, but I love when we can settle in for a good book. This makes all of the craziness of the day dwindle away and we just sit and take in our reading time. What I love even more is when our oldest joins in with reading too as he can now help me read books to his little brother.
I have always been a fan of books about real things, real places and especially real people. There is always fun in make believe but seeing the world through someone else’s eyes just makes me happy. Cedella Marley has really captivated her audience with this amazing book. We are huge supporters of our community and this book sent a message to my boys that community support can go a very long way in this world.
My boys loved the positive message and so did I. In a world that can see pretty gloom and doom this was a bright spot to look forward to. The illustrations are vibrant and absolutely beautiful and I loved introducing my boys to The Marley Family through something that held their attention. This has been read several times since we received our copy and it is guaranteed to be a huge hit in your home as well.
From Grammy award-winning musician and New York Times bestselling author CEDELLA MARLEY comes a poetic story about a young girl who moves to a new country and learns to make friends. MARLEY AND THE FAMILY BAND (Random House Books for Young Readers | on sale February 1, 2022 | Ages 4-8) is inspired by Cedella’s childhood and her father the musician Bob Marley. In this joyful, vibrant picture book, Cedella Marley assures children that nothing can stop the music as long as they have community. When Marley and her family move from Jamaica to Delaware, she knows life is about to change in big ways. And she’s got the perfect plan to help her and her siblings make friends: an outdoor concert for the whole neighborhood! But when weather ruins their plans, she discovers help in the most unlikely places as her new neighbors quickly become the kindest of friends.
CEDELLA MARLEY is a Grammy-winning singer, designer, entrepreneur, and the first-born daughter of reggae singers Bob and Rita Marley. She is the CEO of Bob Marley‘s recording label, Tuff Gong International, and the author of multiple children’s books including One Love. A life-long advocate of philanthropy, Cedella is the director of the Bob Marley Foundation and is a Global Ambassador to the Jamaica Women’s Football Program. Cedella Marley is a living embodiment of the way the ethics and values instilled during her upbringing carry forward the belief that, with passion and purpose, we can all make a difference in our communities, our country, and ultimately the world. She lives in Miami with her husband and three children. Learn more at cedellamarley.com.
TRACEY BAPTISTE is the New York Times bestselling author of MINECRAFT: THE CRASH and the popular JUMBIES series.
Marley and The Family Band by Cedella Marley
On-sale Date: February 1, 2022
A Random House Books for Young Readers Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-593-30111-1 | ISBN-10: 0593301110
40 pages | $17.99/$23.99 Can. | Ages 4-8
EL: 978-0-593-30113-5 | $10.99/$11.99 Can.