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Daisy and the Doll
Michael Medearis, Angela Shelf Medearis; Larry Johnson, illus.

Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series

Vermont Folklife Center
2000 • 32 pp. Fully illustrated (color) 10 x 8"
Children's Fiction / African-American Studies

$7.95 Paperback, 978-0-916718-23-7

“The honest text, coupled with affecting paintings ... will give children a deeper sense of what real beauty means.”—Booklist

Boldness and a gift for improvising verse enable eight-year-old African American Daisy Turner to triumph over an incident of discrimination in her nineteenth century rural Vermont school. Told in Daisy’s voice, the book’s themes of identity and self-affirmation offer a powerful lesson to today’s youngsters who face similar situations of prejudice and stereotyping in twenty-first century classrooms. Suggestions on the concluding page provide creative ways for young readers to develop their own storytelling style in verse. Ages 6-10.

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