From the seating on the bus to the two water fountains, this book is a good look at the segregated South. Strickland’s illustrations compliment the text beautifully with a commitment to detail. This is an excellent title to be used for African-American history month, Civil Rights curriculum, and as a read-aloud for younger students.
—Library Media Connection (highly recommended)
Michael’s determination and imaginativeness are evident in Strickland’spale mixed-media paintings, which make excellent use of outlines to portray the boy’s imaginings.
Inspirational in tone, this is a strong introduction for young listeners and readers to the American Civil Rights movement.
Strickland’s illustrations compliment the text beautifully with a commitment to detail. Textually and visually, this title simply comes together very well.
—Library Media Connection (starred review)