White Water

Ages 6-9 a segregation story based on experience of author

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After tasting the warm rusty water from the fountain designated for African Americans a young boy questions why he cannot drink the cool refreshing water from the Whites Only” fountain. Based on a true experience co-author Michael S. Bandy had as a boy.”

“WHITE WATER is a wonderful way to give children an American history lesson.” —– Bill Cosby — Quote

“From the seating on the bus to the two water fountains this book is a good look at the segregated South. Strickland’s illustrations compliment the text beautifully with a commitment to detail. This is an excellent title to be used for African-American history month Civil Rights curriculum and as a read-aloud for younger students.”
–Library Media Connection (highly recommended)

Authors – Michael S. Bandy & Eric Stein
Illustrator – Shadra Stickland

Reading Level – 3.2
Interest Level – Elementary Grades
40 pages
Ages 6-9


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