We by Alice Schertle

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A poetic exploration of the emergence of humankind out of Africa, following the course of human development from seven million years ago to today.
 

About Alice Schertle

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ALICE SCHERTLE has written numerous books and poems for children. Among her most popular works are Down the Road, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and All You Need for a Snowman, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Schertle's lifelong interest in human origins and her extensive reading on the subject were the inspiration for this book. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. KENNETH ADDISON was a full-time visual artist and art educator. His distinctive fine art collages focus on African American life and culture and incorporate fabrics, batik-processed Japanese papers, oil pastels, and more. Addison was drawn to this book by his love of history and his curiosity about how human societies came into exsitence. He passed away in 2005, shortly after finishing the illustrations for We.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Initial mixed-media collages show silhouettes of early man walking upright across various African landscapes, though the story soon moves off that continent: “We built boats/ and made sails to catch the wind/ and were lost on the vastness of the sea/ until we found another place.” While Schertle’...

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