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Sidewalk Chalk by Carole Boston Weatherford
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May 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, children-s, poetry, picture
Read in May, 2011

I saw the author at the Enoch Pratt Library as part of a Maryland Association of School Librarians event. A fabulous speaker! I totally recommend her as an option for school visits -- engaging, interesting, great at connecting with an audience. She also has a broad body of work that she can tailor for both K-3 and 4-5 audiences.

Sidewalk Chalk is based on Weatherford's memories of her childhood. A charming and fun book, kids will love her poems. Eat at Moe's includes one of my favorite lines: "Lake trout wears a cornmeal coat."

The book includes a lot of diversity. People of many races are depicted in the artwork and poems about church are included. Urban children especially will make great personal connections to the poems and the pictures.

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