White Water

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Books | No Comments

Look for my new title, WHITE WATER this August in stores and online. Books are currently available for preordering.  WHITE WATER is written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and is published by Candlewick Press. You can find out more about the authors here. I’m pleased to see that this title will be distributed by Random House and Walker Books in Australia and New Zealand. It is one of my dreams to see New Zealand. Feel free to contact me for school visits New Zealand and Australia!

For a young boy growing up in the segregated south, a town drinking fountain becomes the source of an epiphany.

From the author’s site: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the white’s only drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: drink from it.

White Water is a wonderful way to give children an American history lesson proving that racism is a waste of time.”
–Bill Cosby

…Michael’s discoveries remind us that we are interconnected and help us to believe in the possibilities for a better future. I can’t wait to share White Water with the children in my life…and come to think of it, I’ll be sharing it with the adults too.”
–Melissa Harris-Perry

Princeton Professor
MSNBC Contributor and Columnist for The Nation

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