Hey, Wall [hc]
A Story of Art and Community
Written by Susan Verde & illustrated by John Parra
One creative boy.
One bare, abandoned wall.
One BIG idea.
There is a wall in Ángel’s neighborhood. Around it, the community bustles with life: music, dancing, laughing. Not the wall. It is bleak. One boy decides to change that. But he can’t do it alone.
Told in elegant verse by Susan Verde and vibrantly illustrated by John Parra, this inspiring picture book celebrates the power of art to tell a story and bring a community together. 40 pages
"Verde's unique style and simple yet increasingly important messages of peace, mindfulness, and community make her stories a must-share!" -School Library Journal, Starred Review (Preschool-Grade 3)
"This story of urban renewal sends a welcome double message by Verde: neighbors and neighborhoods are more than the way they look, and ordinary people can band together to transform big things." -Publishers Weekly (Ages 4-8)
September 4, 2018
AR Level=2.3; Lexile Level=520