When Stacey's teacher chooses her to compete in the local spelling bee, she isn’t as excited as she thought she’d be. What if she can’t bring herself to speak up, like sometimes happens when she faces bullying at school? (Ages 4-8)
On a dreary, stuck-inside kind of day, a brother and sister heed their grandmother’s advice: “Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours. Lift your arms, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and believe in a thing.”
With powerful verse and striking illustrations, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity by chronicling the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the U.S.