Monday, November 14, 2011

White Water: inspired by a true story, by Michael Bandy and Eric Stein

After tasting the warm, rusty water from the fountain designated for African Americans, a young boy questions why he cannot drink the cool, refreshing water from the "Whites Only" fountain. Based on a true experience co-author Michael S. Bandy had as a boy.

Publisher: Candlewick Press, unpaged

Saturday, November 5, 2011

These Hands, by Margaret H. Mason, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, unpaged

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey, by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children, unpaged