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Tilbury House Publishers
May 16, 2017
9.9 X 8.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author
MARGY BURNS KNIGHT received the National Education Association's Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for her work with Anne Sibley O'Brien and the Children's Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country. She is the author of Talking Walls, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. She writes a blog, "Discover Your World," and is a Service Learning Coordinator, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps veteran.
ANNE SIBLEY O'BRIEN has illustrated 31 books, including Talking Walls, and is the author and illustrator of the picture book I'm New Here and the graphic novel The Legend of Hong Kil Dong. Annie's passion for multiracial, multicultural, and global subjects grew out of her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. She writes the column "The Illustrator's Perspective" for the Bulletin of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a blog, "Coloring Between the Lines." The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.
If You Build It...
Introduce readers to different cultures by exploring the stories of walls around the world and how they can separate communities or hold them together.-- "Learning Magazine" (1/21/2018 12:00:00 AM)
Links to social studies abound. A great read-aloud and a unique source of hard-to-find material.-- "School Library Journal"
An unusually attractive book that wisely allows readers to draw their own conclusions.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Knight has found a powerful theme for introducing children to the world and its diverse cultures.-- "Booklist starred review"