Illustration of a a girl with curly dark hair, eyes closed, and a blue dress floating on a white background
|Curl Text||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.