Talking Wallsby Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
Talking Walls introduces young readers to different cultures by exploring the stories of walls around the world and how they can separate or hold communities together. American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists; " Boston GLobe Top 25 Non-Fiction Children's Books, 1992; ALA Booklist, Starred Review; Horn Book, Noteworthy Book, 1993. Full-color illustrations.
- Pacific Asia Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.75(w) x 12.25(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
Margy Burns Knight has received the National Education Association’s
Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for the body of her work with Anne Sibley O'Brien (Talking Walls and other books) and the
2001 Children's Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country (also illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien). In addition to her work as an author, presenting in hundreds of classrooms around the world, Margy is also the author of Talking Walls, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. She writes a blog,
“Discover Your World,” and is a Service Learning Coordinator, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps veteran.
ANNE SIBLEY O’BRIEN (Peaks
Island, ME) has illustrated 31 books, including Talking Walls, and is the author and illustrator of the picture book
I’m New Here and the graphic novel The
Legend of Hong Kil Dong. Annie’s passion for multiracial,
multicultural, and global subjects grew out of her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. She writes the column “The Illustrator’s Perspective” for the Bulletin of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a blog,
“Coloring Between the Lines.”
The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.
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