Cedella is also an accomplished children's book author, having written The Boy from Nine Miles (The Early Life of Bob Marley), Three Little Birds, One Love and Every Little Thing.
Published by Chronicle Books in 2012 is Cedella’s “Every Little Thing” is adapted from the lyrics to her father’s beloved song "Three Little Birds".
Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, "One Love" brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. This heartwarming picture book offers an upbeat testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.
"The Boy From Nine Miles" begins in the small village where Nesta Robert Marley opened his eyes to the world. The story moves to the markets and streets of Kingston. Here, separated from his family, the five-year-old boy first felt the pain and sorrows of poverty. During his year-long stay in Kingston, the young Marley also found the music that was in his heart. By the time he returned to Nine Miles, he knew he would be a singer. Eloquently told by Cedella Marley and Gerald Hausman, The Boy From Nine Miles is illustrated by Mariah Fox in the folk art style of Jamaica.
The musical “Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds,” written Cedella, opened at the New Victory Theater in New York on Feb. 7, 2014, one day after what would have been his 69th birthday. The musical is based on Cedella’s children’s book, “Three Little Birds,” which she wrote after realizing that her father’s song would calm her own three young children.