From the seating on the bus to the two water fountains, this book is a good look at the segregated South. Strickland's illustrations compliment the text beautifully with a commitment to detail. This is an excellent title to be used for African-American history month, Civil Rights curriculum, and as a read-aloud for younger students.
—Library Media Connection (highly recommended)
Michael's determination and imaginativeness are evident in Strickland'spale mixed-media paintings, which make excellent use of outlines to portray the boy's imaginings.
Inspirational in tone, this is a strong introduction for young listeners and readers to the American Civil Rights movement.
Michael S. Bandy caught the writing bug when his third-grade teacher surprised him with a set of Dr. Seuss books. He's been writing plays, screenplays, and books ever since. He 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 also on the dive team at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, where he swims with sharks almost every weekend.
Shadra Strickland is the illustrator of BIRD, for which she won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the John Steptoe award, and OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR, for which she won the NAACP Image Award. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Loosely based on an experience from author Michael Bandy's own life, WHITE WATER is the story about a young black child named Michael. Read morePublished 13 days ago by tvtv3
A powerful book that doesn't talk down to kids but intelligently explores a pivotal time in US history through the eyes of a child.Published 1 month ago by Michael s bandy
i wanted on dvd not book form i found from producer it is not on dvd yet so i sent the books back! but i loved the movie it came on tvone in Febuary during black history month.Published 3 months ago by edith
Excellent way to teach the young about segregation and the world from a small boys perspective.Loved it highly recommend .Published 5 months ago by dogwhisper
My bi-racial grandchildren love this book. We’ve read it together several times. And they’ve taken it to school so that their classmates get a chance to experience Michael’s white... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marlene Taylor
I love this book. I use it model critical thinking. It is great for close reading and making connections. This book is a great read aloud for any grade level.Published 6 months ago by Gail Adams
Every home needs to read this book. It is that good. It opened up conversation.Published 9 months ago by Terry Hromidko