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Shadra Strickland is an award winning illustrator, author, and educator.

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This bright, joyful picture book celebrates a community at play!

It’s a sunny spring day, and the¬†tic tac tic tac¬†sound of jump ropes hitting the ground floats through the wind.

“Jump in!”

Everyone lines up for a turn. The Delancy twins, double dutch divas. Leroy Jones with the hip-hop tricks. Even Ms. Mabel, showing the youngstas how it’s done. And after a day of fun, when the street lights start to flicker, it’s time to . . . jump out!

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