Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: David Diaz
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 1994
Brief Summary: Unlikely friendships develop as families live through the LA riots.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- California Book Awards, 1994 Winner Ages Up to 10 United States
- Children’s Literature Council of Southern California Award, 1995 Winner Distinguished picture book United States
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1995 Winner United States
- Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- American Experience: Strength from Diversity ; ALSC American Library Association
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- Eureka! California in Children’s Literature, 2003 ; Book Wholesalers, Inc.
- Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1994
- Notable Children’s Books, 1995 ; Association for Library Service to Children
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 1994 ; Cahners
- Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
- Social Studies: older readers – discuss L.A. riots. What caused them? Discuss damages and losses.
- Discuss unlikely friendships. Why did Daniel and his mother not shop at Mrs. Kim’s, even though it was very close to where they lived? What turned their animosity towards each other around?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library