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Marley and the Family Band 

Marley and the Family Band 

Illustrated by Tiffany Rose


Marley and the Family Band 

About the Book

A picture book that celebrates music, love, and family from author Cedella Marley. A poetic story about a young girl who moves to a new country and learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley as a father.

When Marley and her family move from Jamaica to Delaware, she knows life is about to change in big ways. And she's got the perfect plan to help her and her siblings make friends: an outdoor concert for the whole neighborhood!

But when weather ruins their plans, she discovers help in the most unlikely places as her new neighbors quickly become the kindest of friends.

In this joyful, vibrant picture book inspired by her childhood and iconic father, Cedella Marley assures children that nothing can stop the music as long as they have community.

Product Details

On sale: February 1, 2022
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593301111
Reading level: Lexile: 560L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

Cedella Marley is a Grammy-winning singer, designer, entrepreneur, and the first-born daughter of reggae singers Bob and Rita Marley. She is the CEO of Bob Marley's recording label, Tuff Gong International, and the author of multiple children's books including One Love. A life-long advocate of philanthropy, Cedella is the director of the Bob Marley Foundation and is a Global Ambassador to the Jamaica Women's Football Program. Cedella Marley is a living embodiment of the way the ethics and values instilled during her upbringing carry forward the belief that, with passion and purpose, we can all make a difference in our communities, our country, and ultimately the world. She lives in Miami with her husband and three children.


"Cedella Marley’s newest children’s book contributes to the legacy of her father, Bob Marley, and showcases the power of unity and family."—L.A. Parent

"A well-played serenade to the power of kindness and community."—Kirkus Reviews

"Buoyant ... a sense of unsinkable community." —Publishers Weekly

"This picture book shows readers the importance of helping people in the community and being there for them when they’re in need. A beautiful and necessary purchase that celebrates family and community." —School Library Journal