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Smoky Night (edition 1999)

by Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator)

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Title:Smoky Night
Authors:Eve Bunting
Other authors:David Diaz (Illustrator)
Info:Sandpiper (1999), Paperback, 36 pages
Collections:HSU Children's Center, Your library
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Awards: Caldecott Medal
Illustrations: Acrylic Painting
Age Group: 5-10
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  a.coote | Jun 5, 2015 |
Great book to use to teach diversity and urban violence across the world.
  NiinaMariie | May 11, 2015 |
Pre-K- 3. This book can be used to demonstrate author illustrations as a type of art technique. Also what the author's purpose is by focusing on this particular time and the riots.
  Gamino | Apr 29, 2015 |
This heartbreaking picture book allows the reader to experience certain events that everyone may not experience. As you read this picture book, you are taken into the life of a mother and her son along with their entire town. This town is known extremely well for their crime which unfortunately has a huge impact on the main characters. It is an excellent representation of dedication and determination from firefighters. It also represents the love strangers have in order to rebuild a community.
  mbabst | Apr 19, 2015 |
A clear and important lesson. I hope we can all learn from it. However, I don't know if it truly speaks to inner-city children like the MC, or if suburban/rural children will be able to realize that the lesson applies to them, also. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152018840, Paperback)

This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together.

The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues.

Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:41:19 -0400)

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Daniel and his mother look out of their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they're forced to leave the apartment building, Jasmine can't be found. Mrs. Kim's cat is missing too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along...This story is about cats and people who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together. Winner of Caldecott medal, 1995. When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.… (more)

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