Monday, April 27, 2009
Black and White by Eric Walters
I LOVE Eric Walters books. I don't think I have ever not liked one he has written and this one is no exception! This story is about a boy and girl in grade 8 who are so similar it is scary. They don't see anything wrong with hanging out together. The only problem with this is that other people don't like the fact that Thomas is white and Denyse is black. It is interesting watching the mature way these grade 8 kids handle this pressure. It is a nice simple look at the prejudice that is still happening today. It is definitely going in my 'civil rights' box.
Eric Walter's website: http://www.ericwalters.net/razorside/viewWebSite.do?webSiteId=1129511535294133