Medearis, Michael, Medearis, Angela Shelf, Johnson, Larry
Boldness and a gift for improvising verse enable eight-year-old African American Daisy Turner to triumph over an incident of discrimination in her nineteenth century rural Vermont school. Told in Daisy's voice, the book's themes of identity and self-affirmation offer a powerful lesson to today's youngsters who face similar situations of prejudice and stereotyping in twenty-first century classrooms. Suggestions on the concluding page provide creative ways for young readers to develop their own storytelling style in verse. Ages 6-10Medearis, Michael is the author of 'Daisy And The Doll' with ISBN 9780916718237 and ISBN 0916718239.