Let's Talk about Race

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8.3 X 10.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.32 pounds

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About the Author

Julius Lester has written more than 30 books for children. Among the awards his books have received are the Newbery Honor, Boston-Globe Horn Book, Coretta Scott King, National Book Award finalist, ALA Notable Book, National Jewish Book Award finalist, and New York Times Outstanding Book Award. He lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

Karen Barbour has illustrated many books for children, including You Were Loved Before You Were Born; Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!; I Have an Olive Tree; and Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She wrote and illustrated Little Nino's Pizzeria, a Reading Rainbow selection. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rome. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.


The pairing of text and dazzling artwork is flawless . . . transporting readers away from a mundane viewpoint and allowing them to appreciate a common spiritual identity. This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Lester presents the wealth of human difference as a treasure trove for discovery, and Barbour's naïf-style spreads provide plenty of visual interest. -- Publishers Weekly

LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE is an enlightening read with important concepts and ideas that even younger children can ponder. Barbour's colorful paintings give visual expression to the rainbow of who w e all are. -- Black Issues Book Review

"Lester's poignant picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences." -- Children's Literature