Amy Hest Jamaica Louise James

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Jamaica Louise James

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Down in the 86th Street subway station, a plaque bears the name "Jamaica Louise James, age 8." Who is Jamaica and what did she do? Sit back and enjoy because in this peppery story, Jamaica tells you all about it. With pictures as spunky as Jamaica Louise James herself, Amy Hest's inspiring tale reveals how important just one person—even someone aged eight—can be.

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Amy Hest is a terrible artist. "Whenever children ask me why I don't illustrate my own books, I draw a dog for them. And they always say, 'Nice chicken, Mrs. Hest.' But I would love to be an artist, and perhaps that is why I wrote a story about someone who draws." Amy Hest lives in New York City.

Sheila White Samton also lives in New York City, half a block from Amy Hest. "We didn't know each other before the book. But now we run into each other all the time." She says that "it is a challenge and a pleasure to illustrate a book about someone who draws. It requires envisioning not only the person and her life, but how her life and character are revealed in her drawings."

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-Jamaica Louise James, age eight, loves to paint. She also loves subways "because the seats are hot pink and because they go very fast." She does not like subway stations. There are "too many grownups who all look mad. The walls are old tile walls without any color." Jamaica's grandmother works in a token booth and when the woman comes home she talks about the people she's seen while Jamaica paints and Mama reads. Every day the girl adds a picture to her collection and every day she thinks about her cool idea. On the morning of Grammy's birthday, Jamaica and her Mama go down to the subway station and hang the child's pictures on the walls. Grammy and all of her customers are delighted with the results. Samton's bright, cheerful, bold illustrations rendered in acrylic, gouache, and watercolor are a perfect complement to Hest's text. Jamaica's artwork is distinctively childlike. Large typeface will be appealing to beginning readers. This is an attractive depiction of a hip, single-parent, African-American family who share a lot of fun and love. Although children who like to paint or draw will certainly be inspired by Jamaica Louise James, the book will also appeal to a wide audience of independent thinkers.
Olga Kuharets, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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