Illustration of a a girl with curly dark hair, eyes closed, and a blue dress floating on a white background
Illustration copyright Chris Raschka from THE GENIE IN THE JAR, by Nikki Giovanni. Published by Henry Holt and Company
The children's book, "The Genie in the Jar" was written by Nikki Giovanni. It was illustrated by Chris Raschka. The book is about a young black girl who is protected by her mother’s arms and the bonds of her community. The author wrote the book in the style of a song using rhythms.