Win “Testing The Ice” Book with Kid’s hat, gloves and scarf set (5 winners)CONTESTS | Nirasha Jaganath | October 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm
Congratulations Amy (book and hat, gloves and scarf set) and book winners
Diane, Andria, Erica, Carol
Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has been charged with creating memorable paintings that capture the essence of one of America’s finest heroes. Jackie Robinson’s legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball is continued by his daughter’s Sharon as she honors her extraordinary father’s memory with her warm graceful storytelling.
The story revolves around Jackie after his retirement and moving to Connecticut, where although surrounded by a lake never goes out swimming or boating. When it freezes over he finally does go out but tests the ice carefully with his stick. It becomes clear that he cannot swim but the way he carefully gets to the center of the frozen lake is symbolic of his caring. Knowing that it is a Scholastic release is just another confirmation that this is a book worth reading and better yet, owning. I received a copy of this book to review and am glad to actually have a book with characters of color portrayed in such a strong and positive light.
You can win a book on Mommy Niri. In fact 5 readers can win a book each and one of the 5 will also win a kidorable hat, scarf and gloves set. To enter tell me what your favorite thing about winter and why (”count me in” type comments will not count). Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 25th October 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.