Saturday, June 23, 2012
A Nation's Hope by Matt de la Peña
Matt de la Pena takes the historical events of boxer Joe Louis and creates an impressive children's story with beautiful illustrations (Kadir Nelson) and poetic writing. My daughters (six and seven) enjoy listening to the rythmic words as Louis's story unfolds. In addition, the author raises important questions about the role of race in Germany as well as the US, which provides opportunities to open a dialogue about the merits of multiculturalism and diversity.