Illustrator: David Diaz
Author: Eve Bunting
A child’s recollections of the LA riots are told in fabulous illustrations. Each page’s background is made up of a collage of objects that could be found in that scene, plus a beautiful painting. It is hard to imagine under what circumstances you would own this book – unless, of course, you and your child had lived through a riot or war and needed to tell that story. For older children, it could be a lead-in to a discussion of violence, perhaps when such events were being shown on TV or in the news. A beautiful book; a heartbreaking subject.