Just the two of us ISBN: 9780439087926
Smith, Will and Nelson, Kadir
Published by Scholastic, 2001
Actor and Musician Will Smith has written a moving rap about his relationship with his son as a single parent. From the moment the baby is born, he asks himself eternal questions and promises to do his best: 'Then to my knees, and I begged the Lord please Let me be a good Daddy, all he needs. Love, knowledge, discipline too - I pledge my life to you'. Strong, realistic illustrations of this black father and son accompany a text which is sophisticated and quite profound - hence the recommendation for an older age level.
Age: 8+