Many teachers and librarians have been kind enough to tell me that my book, Lunch-Box Dream (Farrar 2011) is a great start to classroom discussion about civl rights for readers ages 10 and up.
Here are some excerpts from reviews:
- “Abbott’s true-to-life descriptions and complicated story lines set in the volatile, pre-Civil Rights era will leave readers with much to think about and discuss when considering race relations in our country’s history.” —School Library Journal
- “Beautifully crafted and written.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
- “This tale, based in part on Abbott’s memories of a childhood road trip, could fuel avid classroom discussion or quiet personal reflection.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
- “With every narrative turn, Tony Abbott brings these never-before-seen perspectives into view in this moving civil rights kaleidoscope. Untold. Unforgettable.” —Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer