One Love Based on the song by Bob Marley, Adapted by Cedella Marley, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2014) – board book
Recommended ages: 0 to 6
This is a story of a young brown girl who envisions a “new world” and makes plans to beautify her community park. She brings her neighborhood together to help transform the park that she renames “One Love Park.” Her community is full of many diverse faces, and they all happily work together to clean up the trash and plant new flowers and trees. Love the playful image of diverse kids on the cover art.
Take-away message: Find a way to turn your positive vision into a reality; you just might make the world a better place by doing so!
TAGS: Diverse Characters, Black, Nuclear Family, Female Lead, Bob Marley, Board Book
About the Author:
Cedella Marley’s life has always been rooted in music and culture. As the oldest child of Bob Marley she has dedicated herself to keeping her father’s message and memory alive. She is a musician as well performing internationally with the three-time Grammy Award?winning Melody Makers which consist of her brothers Ziggy and Steve and her sister Sharon. She lives in Miami Florida with her husband and three sons.