Books by Jabari Asim

FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM by Jabari Asim
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"An outstanding achievement and a life worthy of note. (additional facts, author's note, illustrator's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A former slave fulfills his quest for an education and much more in this superbly designed tribute to an oft-maligned African-American educator and author. Read full book review >
A TASTE OF HONEY by Jabari Asim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"However categorized, this fiction rings true."
Though billed as a collection of stories, this fictional debut functions more like a novel, one that compensates with richness of character for what it lacks in narrative momentum. Read full book review >
WHAT OBAMA MEANS by Jabari Asim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"An alert, thoroughly readable assessment of a candidacy that seemed unlikely only to those who weren't paying attention."
The editor-in-chief of the NAACP's The Crisis magazine conducts a celebratory tour d'horizon of the cultural and political developments that paved the way for Barack Obama's rise. Read full book review >
THE N WORD by Jabari Asim
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 18, 2007

"Informed, sensible and impassioned."
Washington Post Book World deputy editor Asim rehearses the history of the most noxious word in the English language and dreams of a day when it will disappear from the lexicon. Read full book review >
DADDY GOES TO WORK by Jabari Asim
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"Read the pictures and skip the words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An urban father takes his young daughter to work. Read full book review >