Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book Review: We Troubled The Waters by Ntozake Shange and Paintings by Rod Brown

Published by Amistad Collins an Imprint of Harper Collins 2009/32 pages/Ages 9 and up
Link @ Publisher:
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/We-Troubled-the-Waters-Ntozake-Shange?isbn=9780061337352&HCHP=TB_We+Troubled+the+Waters

I first have to express the power that this book has on the reader. The bold and almost touchable pictures exude emotion---passion. On each page is a poem sharing the history of civil rights, the feelings of African Americans, the leaders that gave their all for freedom, the everyday life of African Americans.
There are a couple of photographs that could be too disturbing for a young child. My 7 year old granddaughter would be upset by them, but then explanation will be necessary to any child being read this book.

Blissful Reading!
Annette

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