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Summer Sun Risin'

By W. Nikola-Lisa
Illustrated by Don Tate

Paperback: $9.95

Set on a Texas farm in the 1950s and told in Nikola-Lisa's distinctive and catchy style, this loving tribute to childhood, farm life, and family togetherness will resonate with readers of all backgrounds today. Sun-drenched paintings by Don Tate mirror the family’s daily activities and trace the sun as it travels across the sky from sunrise to sunset. The story also subtly introduces young readers to the subject of African American farmers.

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About the Creators

Thumb_thumb W. Nikola-Lisa - Author

is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, among them Bein' with You This Way, Summer Sun Risin', and My Teacher Can Teach Anyone!, all published by LEE & LOW BOOKS. A professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois, Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago with his wife. To find out more about W. Nikola-Lisa, visit his website: nikolabooks.com

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makes his debut as an author with the publication of It Jes’ Happened. He has also illustrated more than forty trade and educational books for children, including the highly-praised Summer Sun Risin’ and Black All Around!, published by Lee & Low Books; She Loved Baseball; and Ron’s Big Mission. Tate and his family live in Austin, Texas. He can be found online at dontate.com

About This Title

ISBN

Paperback: 9781584302520

Hardcover: 9781584300342

Awards

Children's Crown Award Masterlist
National Christian School Association

Guided Reading:

I

Lexile:

NP

Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3

Themes

Animal/Biodiversity/Plant Adaptations, Weather/Seasons/Clothing, Siblings, Responsibility, Poetry, Occupations, Home, Food, Farming, Families, Environment/Nature, Childhood Experiences and Memories, African/African American Interest, Animals, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Realistic Fiction, Pride

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