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Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall


Jabari Jumps is a simple story about big topics. Jabari, a young Black boy, finished his swimming lessons, passed his test, and is ready to challenge himself by jumping off the high diving board at the local community pool. Is Jabari successful? You will have to read the story to find out. 




 Can you answer these questions after hearing the story? 

  • What was Jabari’s main goal?
  • Why did Jabari not jump straight away?
  • Who supported Jabari to make the jump and how?
  • How did Jabari feel once he had been successful?