Black and White: David Macaulay

Black and White

Author/Illustrator: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 1990
Brief Summary: Four stories are told simultaneously on pages that are divided into 4 quadrants.  Readers will enjoy solving the puzzle of how the stories intersect.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1991′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ‘
Books that Make You Look: Visual Imagery, 2005 ; Bank Street College of Education
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Choices, 1991 ; International Reading Association
Notable Children’s Books, 1991 ; Association for Library Service to Children
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Read the stories separately and then together…can the students piece the stories together?
  • Discuss point of view.  What is the main story — and what four POVs are represented?

Accessed at: Personal Library


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