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Saving American Beach

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Impressive true tale of woman who protected inclusive beach.

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This stunning biography has an important message for readers, as it shares a lesser known piece of history about a landmark beach through captivating words and brightly colored art. Ekua Holmes' collage-like illustrations layer in musical notes, prints, maps, and newspaper clippings to bring a greater sense of realism to Saving American Beach. Author Heidi Tyline King uses metaphors and similes to create a sensory experience for readers, with a sense of musical influence. MaVynee's journey inspires readers to think about their potential to advocate for change and become activists in their own right. The effortless inclusion of other significant Black figures, such as Mauri Leighton and Ray Charles, enhances the book's educational qualities.

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