A Likkle Miss Lou - How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

Author(s): Nadia Nadia Hohn; Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator); Nadia L. Hohn

Picture Books | English

Jamaican poet and entertainer Louise Bennett Coverley, better known as "Miss Lou," played an instrumental role in popularizing Jamaican patois internationally. Through her art, Miss Lou helped pave the way for other poets and singers, like Bob Marley, to use patois in their work.

This picture book biography tells the story of Miss Lou's early years, when she was a young girl who loved poetry but felt caught between writing "lines of words like tight cornrows" or words that beat "in time with her heart." Despite criticism from one teacher, Louise finds a way to weave the influence of the music, voices, and rhythms of her surroundings into her poems.

A vibrant, colorful, and immersive look at an important figure in Jamaica's cultural history, this is also a universal story of a child finding and trusting her own voice. End matter includes a glossary of Jamaican patois terms, a note about the author's "own voice" perspective, and a brief biography of Miss Lou and her connection to Canada, where she spent 20 years of her life.

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General Fields

  • : 9781771473507
  • : Owlkids Books Inc.
  • : Owlkids Books Inc.
  • : 0.46
  • : August 2019
  • : .25 Inches X 9 Inches X 11 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nadia Nadia Hohn; Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator); Nadia L. Hohn
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 32