A Taste of Colored Water by Matt Faulkner

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Matt Faulkner is a talented and clever picture-book maker whose dazzling ink and watercolor illustrations have graced dozens of well-loved picture books. On his inspiration for A Taste of Colored Water, he says, "When I was a boy it would've surprised me to learn that the word COLORED hung over a water fountain didn't mean that this was a magical place where fruit-flavored water flowed on demand." This story has grown out of his lifelong exploration of race and societal intolerance and the questions these institutions raise. His more recent work features several titles that focus on United States history, including Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson and You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George. He lives in Oakland, California, with his son.
Published January 8, 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He adds pointed details like the words “Justice” and “Truth” carved into the City Hall steps and creates an engaging pair of fresh-faced young folk whose open expressions change to fright and then exhaustion as they make their way safely back home.

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Rescued by Uncle Jack the relieved children return home with Jelly asking Uncle Jack, what color does a person have to be to get a taste of colored water?

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Julius and Lucretia (Jelly and LuLu to you and me) have been told the most outrageous story by their friend Abbey, leaving them with an insatiable curiosity for A Taste of Colored Water: Seems Abbey'd gone on another shopping trip to the big city with her mama and she'd seen a sign, cl...

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