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ISBN13: 9780399226717
ISBN10: 0399226710
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In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms.

 

As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true.

 

This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africas history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.

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Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author/illustrator Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier and a young black Union soldier who are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.

About the Author

An avid soccer fan, Phil Bildner has sat on the Real Madrid bench at el Estadio de Santiago Bernabéu, and he has watched from the bleachers as Lionel Messi scored a hat trick during an Argentina-Brazil showdown. Away from the pitch, Phil was an attorney and taught middle school in the New York City public schools. He is the author of the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, and the co-author with Loren Long of the New York Times bestselling Sluggers series.

 

 

Jesse Joshua Watson has traveled extensively, developing a deep passion for sharing the beauty of the worlds cultures. He has always cared deeply about South Africa—in high school he campaigned for Nelson Mandelas freedom by organizing awareness and student action. In addition to writing and illustrating books and teaching art to kids, Jesse plays soccer religiously. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, with his wife and their sons.

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swedejackson, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by swedejackson)
Pink and Say, written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco, is a well-written and heart-wrenching story about an adolescent African American union soldier, who demonstrates heroic acts of bravery to save the life of a white union soldier of approximately the same age. However, the story changes drastically through an ironic turn of events. The beautiful illustrations, full of movement and light, enhance the already perfect narrative. The detail in the text is absorbed by the purposeful lack of detail in the illustrations, creating perfect balance and harmony. This wonderful book may be read for its own enjoyment or as a counterpart to the study of the Civil War era of the United States, by people of all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399226717
performance:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Author:
Bildner, Phil
Author:
Watson, Jesse Joshua
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Friendship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Historical - Africa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
1709
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 10.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author/illustrator Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier and a young black Union soldier who are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.
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