Daisy and the Doll by Michael Medearis, Angela Shelf Medearis, Larry Johnson
  

Synopsis

Daisy and the Doll by Michael Medearis, Angela Shelf Medearis, Larry Johnson

Boldness and a gift for improvising verse enable eight-year-old African American Daisy Turner to triumph over an incident of discrimination in her nineteenth century rural Vermont school. Told in Daisy's voice, the book's themes of identity and self-affirmation offer a powerful lesson to today's youngsters who face similar situations of prejudice and stereotyping in twenty-first century classrooms. Suggestions on the concluding page provide creative ways for young readers to develop their own storytelling style in verse. Ages 6-10.

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The honest text, coupled with affecting paintings ... will give children a deeper sense of what real beauty means. Booklist

About the Author

Michael And Angela Shelf Medearis live in Austin, Texas, where they direct Book Boosters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tutoring elementary school children. Larry Johnson lives near Boston. He co-hosts a radio talk show and has illustrated over twenty books for children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Michael Medearis, Angela Shelf Medearis, Larry Johnson
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Publisher

Vermont Folklife Center
www.oxbowbooks.com

Publication date

5th January 2005

ISBN

9780916718237


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