Creativity by John Steptoe

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Charles, an African American student, learns to appreciate his similarities to and differences from his new friend Hector, who is from Puerto Rico.

About John Steptoe

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E.B. Lewis's watercolor paintings appear in BIG BOY and many other picture books. The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration, he lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
Published January 1, 1997 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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A posthumously published story by Steptoe (Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, 1987, etc.) demonstrates his usual themes of positive self-image and acceptance of cultural heritage, this time presenting young African-American Charles's reaction when "this new dude walks in" to Mr. Cohen's classroom.

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There's not a great deal to this plot: an excited Charles tells his parents his plans for ""teachin' [Hector] how to speak good English,"" and when Charles's mother laughs, Charles's father declares that he is simply ""bein' creative with his language"";

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San Francisco Chronicle

Inspector Lewis on "Masterpiece Mystery": "Counter Culture Blues," 9 p.m. Sun;

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Project MUSE

Alice's adventures are not only fun but also bring to mind why some people dislike the correlation of creativity and problem solving, feeling that problem solving misses the spontaneity, emotional attachment and passion we bring to successful, creative projects.

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Star News Online

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