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America: A Book of Opposites/Un libro de contrarios
America is made up of opposites: Our land boasts majestic high mountains and vast lowlands. America is also a land of contrasts: We are a rich nation, yet so many are poor. The America of this book, rendered with imagination and vision by 12 outstanding artists from diverse backgrounds, is the America that our children see around them. America: A Book of Opposites is a vis ...more
Board Book, 20 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Lee & Low Books
(first published May 10th 2001)
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Oct 11, 2017 Erin Puskas rated it really liked it
This bilingual book would be perfect for an ELL classroom. Essentially, it examines the vast differences in our country, from the terrain of the land to the ages of those in this land. I thought it was excellent for diversity and easy to understand.
Lovely artwork by different artists feature diverse characters! Some "opposites" are strange choices (woodland & farmland, my land & your land when book is about our country) and illustration of rich/poor doesn't distinguish between the two. ...more
W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing books for young readers began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Bein' With You This Way (Lee & Low), Shake Dem Halloween Bones (Houghton Mifflin) and the How We Are Smart (Lee & Low), recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award. As an accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys ...more
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