White Water

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White Water

authors: Michael S. Bandy; Eric Stein
illustrator: Shadra Strickland

After a long bus ride into town with his grandmother on a scorching hot day, Michael runs to the water fountain to quench his thirst. But instead of refreshing him, the water tastes gritty and dirty. Dismayed, Michael begins to imagine that the water from the nearby “white” fountain is exactly the kind of water he would like to taste. . . . Set in 1962 in the segregation-era South at the dawn of the civil rights movement, this moving and inspirational story, based on a real-life childhood experience of author Michael S. Bandy, shows how one epiphany opens up a whole world of possibilities.

"Inspirational in tone, this is a strong introduction for young listeners and readers to the American Civil Rights movement."—Kirkus Reviews
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Picture Book Fiction / Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 9/16" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
African American & Black; Historical; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Mchael S. Bandy caught the writing bug when his third-grade teacher surprised him with a set of Dr. Seuss books and he's been writing plays, screenplays, and books ever since. He is the co-author, with Eric Stein, of Grandaddy's Turn. Michael S. Bandy lives in Los Angeles and is involved in a number of children's charities.

Eric Stein has written for the children's TV series Star Street and was a supervising producer on the animated special Defenders of Dynatron City. He is the co-author, with Michael S. Bandy, of Grandaddy's Turn. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
illustrator’s comments:
Shadra Strickland grew up in the lush green landscape of Georgia with her mother and grandmother. She is the illustrator of Bird, winner of an Ezra Keats Award and a John Steptoe Award, and co-illustrator of Our Children Can Soar, winner of an NAACP Image Award. She worked as an elementary-school art teacher, an artist's assistant, and a designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. She lives in Maryland.
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