Talking Walls: Discover Your World (Hardcover)
If walls could talk, what would they say? Perhaps they would tell us who built them and why. Maybe they could even tell us about people's lives today or about how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago.
In this book walls really do talk, and oh, the stories they tell.This new edition combines the beloved children's books Talking Walls and Talking Walls: The Stories Continue. Together, those titles sold more than 170,000 copies. This new edition, thoroughly revised by the author, makes the text more accessible to young readers and English Language Learners and produces a book that is ideal for reading aloud. The back matter includes a world map that helps readers locate the many walls described, as well as additional information about the walls, the places, and the people.
The Talking Walls books have been much honored, including:
- Top 25 Non-Fiction Children's Books Boston Globe
- Children's Books of Distinction Hungry Mind Review
- Noteworthy Book from Parallel Cultures: Horn Book
- Paperback Plum Booklinks
- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies: Children's Book Council/National Council on the Social Studies
- Winner of a Mom's Choice Gold Award -- Picture Books category
About the Author
MARGY BURNS KNIGHT received the National Education Association’s Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for her work with Anne Sibley O’Brien and the Children’s Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country. She is the author of Talking Walls, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. She writes a blog, “Discover Your World,” and is a Service Learning Coordinator, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps veteran.
ANNE SIBLEY O’BRIEN has illustrated 31 books, including Talking Walls, and is the author and illustrator of the picture book I’m New Here and the graphic novel The Legend of Hong Kil Dong. Annie’s passion for multiracial, multicultural, and global subjects grew out of her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. She writes the column “The Illustrator’s Perspective” for the Bulletin of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a blog, “Coloring Between the Lines.” The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.
Links to social studies abound. A great read-aloud and a unique source of hard-to-find material.
— School Library Journal
An unusually attractive book that wisely allows readers to draw their own conclusions.
— Kirkus Reviews
Knight has found a powerful theme for introducing children to the world and its diverse cultures.
— Booklist starred review