Summer Sun Risin’

posted on May 14, 2018 by Eve Panzer

Summer Sun Risin’
A fun book to share with your younger students as the school year ends is Summer Sun Risin’. This book is great for a read aloud with its bouncy rhythm. The book follows the main character, a young African American boy, as he tags along with his family doing their daily chores on their farm. It harks back to the 1950’s on a Texas farm. The illustrations are colorful and cheerful, and the sun is a prominent element in the pictures. The illustrator of the book is celebrated artist and author Don Tate who lives here in Austin. I had the privilege of meeting him just as this book was published.


Title: Summer Sun Risin’

Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Illustrator: Don Tate
Publisher: Lee & Low
Publication Date: February 1, 2005
Format: Paper back
ISBN: 978-1584302520
Price: $9.95
Ages: 5-7 years

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