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Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
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Jul 19, 10

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Read in July, 2010

Illustrator: David Diaz
Age: 4-8
Summary: Based on a true event, a little boy tells his story of the night when people set his apartment building on fire.
Applications/Uses: This story could be used to discuss stories about other races/cultures. The illustrations are collages and this could inspire an art activity, students could talk about how the collages reflect the words in the story.
Themes/Connections: Race/racism, fire/danger, multiculturalism, collage illustrations
Awards: Caldecott Medal 1995
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