Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
By Muriel Feelings
Illustrator: Tom Feelings
Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 3 & Up
Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Muriel Feelings; Tom Feelings, ill. for Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
- Jane Langton for The Fledgling
- Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Peaceable Kingdom: The Shaker Abcedarius
- William Sleator; Blair Lent, ill. for The Angry Moon
- Rosemary Wells for Stanley and Rhoda
Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Peter Spier for Noah's Ark
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.
- Kamili Feelings, Muriel Feelings’ son, said that Muriel met Malcolm X and his wife, Betty Shabazz, in New York in the early 1960s, and this experience influenced her writing and inspired her to go to Africa and teach.
- Feelings and her husband, Tom, collaborated on three books before they divorced in 1974.
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