Michael is a oung black boy who lives in a segregated world one world for the white people and one for the colored One day when Michael is hot and thirsty he takes a drink from the fountains for black people The water tasted like nasty muddy gritty uck He saw a white boy drinking from the white fountain and Michael began to imagine what the white water tasted like He imagined white water was pure and cold He could not get the idea that he must try the white water out of his head Finally he snuck try the white water out of his head Finally he snuck to the white fountain and took "A Sip It Tasted Just "sip It tasted just the colored water Michael was caught drinking from the white fountain and he fell down When he fell he noticed that the same water pipe brought the same water to both fountains An epiphany for him The signs over the fountains had put a bad idea in my head But they were a lie If they weren t real what else should I uestion Maybe there were a lot of things like that nasty old white water that weren t true That had nothing to do with nothing Maybe everything I thought I couldn t do was just in my imagination too That s when I realized I could do anything Now I knew And from that day on I wouldn t let anything stand in my way When Michael goes to town with his grandmother in the segregated South of 1962 he notices the way he and the other African Americans must pay their bus fares and then enter from the rear Once he arrives in town he is thirsty and grateful to drink from the water fountain even though there are separate fountains for blacks and whites To his surprise the water is gritty and doesn t taste good at all Once he returns home he begins thinking that the fountain for whites must taste much better and slips off by himself to taste the water Much to his surprise it tastes the same way the other fountain did and once is frightened away from the fountain he realizes that the water flowing into both fountains is exactly the same despite what the signs may seem to indicate The ink and watercolor illustrations capture that particular time period the town and Michael s home vividly Pair this one with another examination of the separation of whites and blacks during that time period Matt Faulkner s A Taste of Colored Water Although similar stories have been told before both books provide excellent starting places for conversations about prejudice tolerance and social justice On a very hot day Michael takes the bus to town with his Grandma Halfway there all Michael can think about is getting a cool drink from the water fountain He only takes a few sips of the nasty tasting water Next to Micheal is a boy his age taking a nice long drink from the Whites only fountain Now Micheal wants to see for himself how refreshing and cool the White water taste I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed White Water Many times historical picture books are so focused on teaching there s little room for anything else White Water is the best of both worlds From the seating on the bus to the two water fountains its a good look at the segregated South With Micheal s imagination from his army men who cover him to daydreaming in class the story is also fun After that I couldn t concentrate anywhere not even at school One moment I would be in class then suddenly I d be crawling on my hands and knees in the hot desert Out of nowhere there was a palm tree with a water fountain under it Above the fountain was a whites only sign I got up opened my mouth and was about to take a drink when Michael Michael the teacher said would ou care to join us today I snapped out of it All the kids were laughing at me Strickland s wonderful illustrations compliment the text beautifully The spreads are open with very nice muted earth tones I love Strickland s commitment to detail from the water drops to Micheal s faithful dog The illustrations confirm that this is a story about a boy who went on a dangerous adventure and learned a valuable lesson in the process Textually and visually White Water simply came toge. For a oung boy growing up in the segregated south a town drinking fountain becomes the source of an epiphanyIt's a scorching hot day and going into town with Grandma is one of Michael's favorite things When the bus pulls up they climb in and pay their fare get out walk to the back door and climb in. ,
Ther very well Authors Bandy and Stein created this story from "One Of Bandy S Childhood "of Bandy s childhood of of being prohibited from drinking from a water fountain reserved for whites only Set in the South in the early Sixties White Water tells how a oung black child Michael hates the taste of the water from the colored water fountain and becomes obsessed with finding out what white water tastes like One day he manages to sneak downtown to find out As he partakes of the forbidden fruit which tastes as bad as the water he is allowed to drink a white woman sees him and Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin yells Boyou know Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 1) you don t belong here Michael startled and afraid falls but then has an epiphanyLying on the ground all I could see was the pipe I d never seen it from that angle before The same pipe fed both fountains Two fountains Two signs But the same water in both The Emperor s New Clothes has nothing on this modern version of a web of lies spun to prop up an artificial system of power presided over by those who don t want the truth to be known It s really a terrific book and the warm tones of the watercolor and ink illustrations add to its considerable appeal The book is intended for readers from Kindergarten to Grade 3 but I highly recommend it for all ages White Water made its debut in 2011 and it is inspired by a true storythe story of Michael S Bandyone of the co authors of this book It took severalears for White Water to become a children s book and the story that inspired this children s book has become a made for TV movie that will premiere on TV OneWhite Water tells the story of a Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC young Michael excited to take a trip into town with his grandmother What makes this children s story uniue is that it is set during a time of segregation where black and whites had to use separate facilitiesOn this particular day a white boy drinking water from a white only water fountain piued the interest of an ambitious Michael and sparked a curiosity that only white water could cure Or at least that is what Michael believes Michael began to fantasize about what the water from a white only fountain must taste likehence the story of White Water was bornHowever this story is than Michael getting a taste of water from a white only fountain this story is about segregation through the eyes of a child I think this book can serve as an amazing tool to teachoung children about a time in our American History where euality was not so eualI think the Authors Michael S Bandy and Eric Stein did an excellent job telling this story in the form of a children s book The illustrator Shadra Strickland did an excellent job with her illustrationsmaking this book a keepsake that ou would want "To Past On From "past on from to generation This is no doubt a phenomenal bookA book that I think that every child should have an opportunity to read at least onceAnd for those of ou who haven t had the pleasure of seeing the White Water movie trailer here s a link that gives ou a preview of White "WATER THE MOVIE CAN ALSO FIND MY BOOK REVIEW "the movie can also find my Book Review White Water on the YouTube Video is written as it appears on The Book Blog and Etc This book describes the experiences of a oung boy who faces discrimination in his hometown and the actions he takes to rebel against the rules His obsession with the water fountain symbolizes the ineuities in his life but when he realizes that everyone drinks from the same source he understands that the barriers put in front of him by society are largely artificialThe font is large and the narrative is short enough to keep a child s attention and the subject matter is serious but does not include acts of violenceThe illustrations created using watercolor ink and gouache convey an older time in America and I think they show the expressions of the characters very wellOverall it s a fast read and helps to show the indignities that people faces during the time of the Jim Crow lawsinteresting uote What we learned from our childhoods is that by embracing the gifts of imagination Again By the time they arrive in town Michael's throat is as dry as a bone so he runs to the water fountain But after a few sips the warm rusty water tastes bad Why is the kid at the Whites Only fountain still drinking Is his water clear and refreshingly cool No matter how much trouble Michael migh. ,
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"Anything P 40 Authors Note "p 40 Authors Note grabbed this at the library frankly because I saw a brown kid on the front and I make a point to make sure the books we bring home feature children with diverse skin colors or from different countries and cultures I didn t screen it I did not know the content and inadvertently created a dialog with my kids about segregation They knew about Ruby Bridges they knew about slavery and a little bit about Civil Rights but the extent to which the idiocy infiltrated every little aspect of human dignity right down to where one could drink water was a new conceptIt s hard to talk about these issues and this ugly past of America with children and I was grateful the book brought this topic to our week We ended up watching some videos online and turning it into a history lesson for schoolBeautiful pictures inspires good conversation Please don t save this book for Black History month as one reviewer suggested Anytime is a good time for a book like this On a very hot day in 1962 Michael and his grandmother take the bus into down Once they get there Michael runs to the water fountains to take a drink But the water tastes nasty and dirty He looks over at a little boy drinking out of the whites only water fountain and sees a little boy enjoying his drink Could the white water be better Michael decides to find out and takes the bus to town by himself "When no one is looking he takes a drink from the whites only water fountain It tastes dirty and nasty "no one is looking he takes a drink from the whites only water fountain It tastes dirty and nasty He happens to look down and see that both fountains are fed by the same pipe It s the same water The white water isn t any better Michael wonders if that had been a lie what other things that he s been told should he uestionI read this book to my five and seven Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye year old boys I think most of it went over my fiveear old s head but my seven Tales from a Pilots Logbook year old and I were able to have a great discussion about segregation and Martin Luther King Jr s role in bringing that to an end This is a great book to use as a jumping off point for discussion of race and history Michael wants nothing than to taste the water from the white water fountain in town He becomes obsessed with idea imagining that it s pure and clear Finally he comes up with a plan to go to town to try the water for himself He discovers that the water is exactly the same warm muddy and gross He realizes that he can do anything a leap that I m not sure thatoung students will really uite understand The strength of this book is that it illustrates come Jim Crow laws in the South This book would be a nice complement to Calvin Alexander Ramsey s Ruth and the Green BookRecommended for grades 2 and 3 Younger students will understand the parts about segregation older students can discuss what Michael learns about being treated unfairly This book is inspired by a true story about a little African American boy growing up in the segregated South Michael and his Grandmother went down town Michael was so thirsty that he went to the water fountain that read blacks only After the first few sips the water tasted like nasty muddy and gritty في الانفصال yuck Michael sees that the boy drinking from the whites only water fountain is still drinking Michael becomes determined to find out what the whites only water tastes like This would be a good story to read during Black History Month It is a good way to give students an American history lesson I would probably read it to 1st graders and up Students will be able to follow the illustrations of the story This is an adventure type book that students would enjoy seeing themselves in They would follow Michael on his journey downtown to the white only water fountainThe authors of White Water are an African American writer Michael Bandy and Caucasian co author Eric Stein They take their readers on a wonderful adventure back in time of American history Readers are able to recognize like main character Michael that all people are eua. T get into he's determined to find out for himself Based on a transformative experience co author Michael Bandy had as a boy this compelling story sheds light on the reality of segregation through a child's eyes while showing the powerful awareness that comes from daring to uestion the way things ar.