Association for Childhood Education International Books for Children Bibliography WINNER 1987
Library of Congress Children’s Books of the Year WINNER 1987
"Librarians wanting stories with black protagonists will especially welcome this."–Booklist.
"When his best friend, Gloria, gets a new bike, Julian (7) is dismayed: he doesn’t want to learn to ride, because he’s afraid of falling. In a satisfying conclusion, Julian gets his own bike as a reward for considerable labor, and then learns what fun it can be to ride. This is a perfectly constructed young reader, with neat turns in the plot, a loving family, and engaging dialogue."–(pointer) Kirkus.
“Cameron has done an excellent job of portraying children’s fears and their desire to hide them. . . . [A] superb choice for readers going from easy readers to chapter books.”–School Library Journal