The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby

By Carol's Corner

Wonderful . . . Robert McGuire’s colorful, beautifully detailed illustrations greatly enhance this story. My favorite is a picture of all of the horses running, where McGuire went so far as to use a sponge or splatter painting to show the dirt/mud coming off the horse’s hooves. Amazing illustrations! I shared this book with my fourth and fifth graders. . . . The kids I teach and love need to know how to respond when life treats them unfairly. They need to know that people can rise above very difficult circumstances. — Carol’s Corner