"...Michael’s discoveries remind us that we are interconnected and help us to believe in the possibilities for a better future. I can’t wait to share White Water with the children in my life…and come to think of it, I’ll be sharing it with the adults too."
MSNBC Contributor and Columnist for The Nation
Bandy and Stein effectively portray the milieu with simple details, conveying the daily reality of segregation in a way that matter-of-factly brings home both its irrationality and its absurd complexity.
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Michael’s examination of the myths that rule his world should inspire modern readers to do the same.”
The authors give their young character a little sassiness along with his need to know, and kids will surely identify with Michael and his curiosity. Inspired by a true story, this book is an excellent way to show 4-to-8-year-olds a dose of history in a way they'll understand.
--The Washington Informer
Strickland’s illustrations compliment the text beautifully with a commitment to detail. Textually and visually, this title simply comes together very well.
--Library Media Connection (starred review)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award - Platinum
NAACP Image Award Nominee
Chickadee Award Nominee