Talking Walls introduces young readers to different cultures by exploring the stories of walls around the world and how they can separate or hold communities together.
Talking Walls introduces young readers to different cultures by exploring the stories of walls around the world and how they can separate or hold communities together. Full-color illustrations.
Honors and Awards:
American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists”
Boston GLobe Top 25 Non-Fiction Children’s Books, 1992
ALA Booklist, Starred Review
Horn Book, Noteworthy Book, 1993
About the Author/Illustrator:
Margy Burns Knight has received the National Education Association’s Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for the body of her work with Anne Sibley O’Brien (Talking Walls and other books) and the 2001 Children’s Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country (also illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien). In addition to her work as an author, presenting in hundreds of classrooms around the world, Margy is also a teacher and community volunteer. She is the Service Learning Coordinator for the Winthrop, Maine, public school system and has taught English as a Second Language to high school students from Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Jordan.
Anne Sibley O’Brien has illustrated thirty-one books, including five titles by Margy Burns Knight. She is also the author of fourteen of these books, including The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea and A Path of Stars. O’Brien’s passion for global subjects was kindled by her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.
|Dimensions||9 x 10.00 x 0.508 in|
Anne Sibley O’Brien
Margy Burns Knight