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The Resource A likkle Miss Lou : how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice, written by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

A likkle Miss Lou : how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice, written by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Label
A likkle Miss Lou : how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice
Title
A likkle Miss Lou
Title remainder
how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice
Statement of responsibility
written by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Title variation
How Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Miss Lou" is widely credited as having helped Jamaican Patois be recognized as a "nation language." Thanks to her writing and her work in TV and radio, Jamaican Patois was embraced internationally and she created spaces for poets like Mutabaruka and Linton Kwesi Johnson and singers like Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte to centralize and popularize Jamaican English, Creole, patois in their work. This picture book manuscript focuses on a young Miss Lou who is struggling to find her voice, caught as she is between writing "lines of words like tight cornrows" or writing the words that beat "in time with her heart." On one level, this is a wonderful story of an important figure in Jamaica's cultural legacy. On another level, this is a universal story of a child finding and trusting her own voice. End matter includes a brief biography of Miss Lou, covering her life and influence following this story--including the fact that Miss Lou spent the last 20 years of her life in Canada. There is also a glossary to help readers less familiar with Jamaican patois."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hohn, Nadia L
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fernandes, Eugenie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bennett, Louise
  • Women poets
  • Authors, Jamaican
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A likkle Miss Lou : how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice, written by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1080220230
Label
A likkle Miss Lou : how Jamaican poet Louise Bennett Coverley found her voice, written by Nadia L. Hohn ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771473507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1080220230

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