On My Block: Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists

Editied by Dana Goldberg
Lee & Low • 2012 • 30 pages
Paperback ($8.95)
ISBN: 978-0892392407
Ages 6 and up

On My Block is a true celebration of diversity in words and pictures.  In this collection of essays and images, a multicultural group of illustrators introduces us to the places that have shaped their lives and influenced their work.

This is a book for parents and children to share together, as younger children will need help reading the personal essays.  The full-page illustrations take us on journey after journey.  The fantasy of the cinema, Brooklyn rooftops, and lush gardens are all here to explore in the paintings of these artists, whose backgrounds are as varied as the places they share.

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On My Block is the perfect spark for important conversations about where we come from, and what we love in the places we call “home.”

Reviewed by Katie Cunningham, Library Professional and Blogger, ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!