Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book

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Dial Press, 1974 - Foreign Language Study - 60 pages
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Muriel and Tom Feelings, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book, "Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book, " have now collaborated on a companion volume - a Swahili alphabet book.

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User Review  - cschrock - Overstock.com

My daughter had this book 20 years ago and I was thrilled to find it on Overstock for a new baby gift to someone else in the family. The book looks exactly the same and being a Caldecott award winner the illustrations are precious. Your little one will love it as well as learning a new language! Read full review

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User Review  - mstanley33 - LibraryThing

Jambo means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings represents the Alphabet from A-Z with Swahilian words, explanations, and pictures. This alphabet book is paired with beautiful black and ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Muriel L. Feelings was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in art with minors in Spanish and education from California State University at Los Angeles. She worked as a teacher in Philadelphia, New York City, and Kampala, Uganda. She wrote several children's books including Zamani Goes to Market, Moja Means One: A Swahili Counting Book, which won the Randolph Caldecott Medal, and Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book, which also won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. She died on September 29, 2011 at the age of 73.

Feelings focused on the Black American experience and African culture throughout his long and distinguished career as a fine artist and illustrator. He was the first African American artist to win a Caldecott Honor.

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