A Sweet Smell of Roses

A Sweet Smell of Roses


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A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson, Eric Velazquez

There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice. Inspired by countless children and young adults who took a stand, two Coretta Scott King honorees offer a heart-lifting glimpse of children's roles in the civil rights movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416953616
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 186,068
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last, Heaven, and Toning the Sweep. The First Part Last was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She is also the author of the novels Looking for Red and A Certain October. Her books for younger readers include the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You, illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers and I Dream of Trains, both illustrated by Loren Long; and Lottie Paris Lives Here and its sequel Lottie Paris and the Best Place, both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. Additional picture books include A Sweet Smell of Roses, Just Like Josh Gibson, The Day Ray Got Away, and All Different Now. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio. Visit her at AJohnsonAuthor.com.

Eric Velazquez, NSCA-CPT, is the cofounder and vice president of PrayFit and a veteran sports, health, and fitness writer.

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A Sweet Smell of Roses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PatriotFan More than 1 year ago
This book looks at Martin Luther King Jr., but from the perspective of the children. After reading and discussing the book, we did a play and song performance for the entire school (grades 3 - 5) The class enjoyed the book and the school community was moved by our performance. Wonderful story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing read - from start to finish - thought provoking, with powerful illustrations and simple, yet moving text - a must have for every library. The reader is left with many questions - why the mother doesn't join in the march, does she support the march, why the red on each page, intriguing read!