Summer City: Around Our Way On Neighbor's Day
Yes, yes, short post, I know, but have you seen the heat index?
Tameka Fryer Brown's Around Our Way On Neighbor's Day is a summer tour around the block. Both Brown's poetry and Charlotte Riley-Webb's illustrations are high energy, taking us on a fast-paced tour of a neighborhood block in summer. Arguments in barbershops, lemonade stands, corner bodegas, outdoor art and chess, spontaneous potlucks and double dutch. These are some of the day's festive activities. Even in the evening, filled with laughter and music, the pace doesn't slow down much.
As both the author and illustrator live in the south, this is an urban neighborhood picture book, which is not inspired by New York City! How refreshing.
Read an interview with the author at SLJ.
Read a conversation with the author at Cynsations.
Read a review and link round-up at Multiculturalism Rocks!
Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
Visit the author's website.
Visit the illustrator's website.
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