Smoky Night

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. “Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.”--The Bulletin
 

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

A young boy and his mother are caught up in the chaos and fear of an inner-city riot in this moving picture-book from author Eve Bunting and illustrator David Diaz. Watching from their apartment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A clear and important lesson. I hope we can all learn from it. However, I don't know if it truly speaks to inner-city children like the MC, or if suburban/rural children will be able to realize that the lesson applies to them, also. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere . She lives in Southern California. David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpre Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

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