Book Cover Image of Respect: A Children’s Picture Book by Otis Redding

Respect: A Children’s Picture Book
by , Illustrated by Rachel Moss

    Publication Date: Oct 06, 2020
    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781617758447
    Imprint: Akashic Books
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books

    Hardcover Description:

    Otis Redding’s classic song “Respect” — as popularized by Aretha Franklin—becomes an empowering picture book exploring the concept of mutual respect through the eyes of a young girl.

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Find out what it means to me
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Take care, TCB
    Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
    A little respect

    Respect is a children’s picture book based on lyrics written and originally recorded by Otis Redding in 1965. Aretha Franklin’s iconic rendition of the song later peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1967. Redding’s lyrics continue to resonate with listeners today.

    With lyrics by Otis Redding and illustrations by Rachel Moss, this irresistible book shows a young girl, her brother, and her parents conjuring as many positive futures for each other as they can dream. Packed with playful vignettes as they imagine a life full of possibility, Respect provides families an opportunity to explore themes of mutual respect—while revisiting one of the greatest songs ever written.

    The Otis Redding Foundation. Redding was dedicated to improving the quality of life for his community through the education and empowerment of its youth. He provided scholarships and summer music programs which continued until his untimely death on December 10, 1967. Today, the mission of the Otis Redding Foundation, established in 2007 by Mrs. Zelma Redding, is to empower, enrich, and motivate all young people through programs involving music, writing, and instrumentation. To learn more, visit:

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