The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett | Brontez Purnell
The first children’s book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience―having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling. With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R. Peterson, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett recounts eleven-year-old Jacuzzi’s evening activities while he cares for his baby brother and waits for mama’s arrival home. He ponders his dad, school, and his future―and when his brother wakes up, Jacuzzi knows just how to get him back to sleep.
hardcover | 48 pages