Bein' with You This Way (Paperback)
Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Books of the Year, Parenting Magazine
Best Children's Books Winner, Child Magazine
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Close the Book on Hate Reading List, Anti-Defamation League
Pick of the List, American Bookseller's Association
An African American girl and her friends play together and learn that despite their physical differences, they are all really the same.
On a beautiful sunny day, an African American girl visits the park and rounds up a group of her friends for an afternoon of fun and playground games. As they play, this happy crew discovers that despite their physical differences - straight hair, curly hair; brown eyes, blue eyes; light skin, dark skin - they are all really the same.
With the irresistible and exuberant beat of a playground rap, Bein' with You This Way invites readers of all ages to join in this celebration of diversity. Michael Bryant's illustrations add to the rhythm with an unforgettable cast of characters who share a sunny day and the universal childhood joy of just bein' together.
About the Author
W. Nikola-Lisa is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, among them Bein' with You This Way, Summer Sun Risin', and My Teacher Can Teach Anyone!, all published by Lee & Low Books. A professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois, Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago with his wife. To find out more about W. Nikola-Lisa, visit his website: nikolabooks.com. Michael Bryant has received the Jane Addams Peace Award Honor, Parenting magazine's Reading Magic Award and the Parents Choice award for his illustration work. Bryant lives in Saylorburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and their two daughters. Visit him online at www.michaelbryantart.com.