Author: Eve BuntingAge Range: 6 - 9 years
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (April 1, 1999)
Eve Bunting’s heartfelt story and David Diaz’s dramatic illustrations create a compelling child’s-eye view of urban violence. A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors—who have always avoided one another—to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. David Diaz was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his bold acrylic paint and photo-collage illustrations.
Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 9.8 x 0.2 inches