In Whitewash, a young girl named Helene is walking home from school with her brother when they are confronted by a street gang who paint her face with whitewash. The effect on Helene and her brother is devastating. But an outpouring of love and understanding from her family, her classmates and the community help Helene deal with what has happened. Inspired by actual events, Whitewash conveys a powerful message that transcends age and race, told in an entertaining way perfect for children of all ages. In wonderful animation, Champagne tells the true story of a young teen girl named Champagne whose mother is incarcerated for murder. Starring the voice of the real-life Champagne, this award-winning film shows how hope can spring forth even in the most challenging times.
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A wonderful masterpiece... Sporn's indictment of hate and violence...are thoughtfully expressed in a unified and moving production. No one should miss this stellar presentation, which will stimulate discussion about self-esteem, pride and caring. --Booklist
Uplifting...a profoundly moving lesson in community, tolerance, and perseverance. --TV Guide