3 Books that Celebrate Dad (and families)

Happy Father’s Day!

1. Angela Johnson’s Daddy Calls Me Man (New York, N.Y. : Orchard, 2000, c1997)

Four poems, written from a little boy’s perspective, reveal his feelings for his parents and the artwork they create.

2. Javaka Steptoe’s In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall : African Americans Celebrating Fathers (New York : Lee & Low Books, c1997)

Notable poets, such as Sonia Sanchez, E. Ethelbert Miller and Carole Boston Weatherford, celebrate African American fathers.

3. Nikki Grimes’ When Daddy Prays (Grand Rapids. Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, c2002)

A father teaches his son about the importance of prayer.