John Jay Cabuay illustrated Get Up, Stand Up, a new picture book written by Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley, and published by Chronicle Books. The story is an adaptation of the musician’s iconic song.
Publisher’s Weekly wrote a beautiful review, stating, “Cabuay supports the lyrics with the kinetic flair of a music video in boldly colored, textural pencil and digital illustrations that convey the vitality and imperative force behind Bob Marley’s message. Scenes, for example on a schoolyard, in which children are bullied or isolated are transformed, over page turns, into situations in which their peers earnestly step up to defend and include them (“Stand up for your rights”). An energetic read aloud that promises to pump up young dissenters and peacemakers.”
See more of John Jay’s work here.