White Wash

Title

White Wash

Authors

Ntozake Shange

Illustrator

Michael Sporn

Publisher

Walter Publishing Company

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780802784902

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young African-American girl is traumatized when a gang attacks her and her brother on their way home from school and spray-paints her face white. Based on a true story.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1998 Grades K-8
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1997
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1998 Contemporary Issues

Keywords

hate crime; bullying; friendship; brother and sister; depression; fear; face paint; recovery

Diversity Impact

direct

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