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Bein' With You This Way - Hardcover

Bein' With You This Way - Hardcover
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Winner, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award

American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists," Jane Addams Children's Book Award

by W. Nikola-Lisa
illustrated by Michael Bryant

A playground rap that introduces young readers to
how people are different and yet the same.

Interest Level: Grades Pre-K-3
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
(Reading level based on the Spache Readability Formula)
Themes: physical differences, similarities, sharing, community
Accelerated Reader Level/Points: 3.3/.5
Lexile Measure: NP
Scholastic Reading Counts!:: 3.9

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 beat of a playground rap, W. Nikola-Lisa's exuberant verse 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.
Winner, PARENTING magazine Reading Magic Award
Winner, CHILD magazine's "Best Books"
Honoree, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
"Pick of the Lists," AMERICAN BOOKSELLER
Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

This fast-paced, cheerful, rap story is multicultural literature at its best." -CHILD Magazine
"[An] ode to the beauty of diversity."-SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"An exuberant story. The cheerful faces and colorful outdoor scenes in Bryant's vibrant paintings harmonize so well with the bouncy rapping that children will clamor for an immediate reread." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

"A delightful book in every way!"-Carol Avery, The Council Chronicle, National Council of Teachers of English

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