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A Taste of Colored Water
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Matt Faulkner is a talented and clever picture-book maker whose dazzling ink and watercolor illustrations have graced dozens of well-loved picture books. On his inspiration for A Taste of Colored Water, he says, "When I was a boy it would've surprised me to learn that the word COLORED hung over a water fountain didn't mean that this was a magical place where fruit-flavored water flowed on demand." This story has grown out of his lifelong exploration of race and societal intolerance and the questions these institutions raise. His more recent work features several titles that focus on United States history, including Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson and You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George. He lives in Oakland, California, with his son. Matt Faulkner is a talented and clever picture-book maker whose dazzling ink and watercolor illustrations have graced dozens of well-loved picture books. On his inspiration for A Taste of Colored Water, he says, "When I was a boy it would've surprised me to learn that the word COLORED hung over a water fountain didn't mean that this was a magical place where fruit-flavored water flowed on demand." This story has grown out of his lifelong exploration of race and societal intolerance and the questions these institutions raise. His more recent work features several titles that focus on United States history, including Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson and You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George. He lives in Oakland, California, with his son.

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Gr 1-4-In this tale of childhood innocence (S & S, 2008), written and illustrated by Matt Faulkner, country cousins Lulu and Jelly don't know if they should believe Abbey's story about a water fountain that she saw in the big city that was labeled "Colored." The children imagine all the different flavors of colored water that might spout from this unusual water "bubbler." When Jelly's father announces he needs to run an errand in the city, the cousins are excited to go with him and try the special water. Their excitement changes to confusion when they arrive in the midst of a civil rights march. There's lots of shouting and violence when the firemen turn water hoses on the crowd. The children return home scared and more aware of racial intolerance. Narrator Ann Scobie uses a soft, easily understood Southern accent and reads slowly, deftly conveying Lulu's innocence. Peter Calo provides an enjoyable banjo piece as background music in the first part of the story; the music is edgier after the cousins' encounter with the police. Sound effects add to the telling. This polished production will spark discussion about intolerance and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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