Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Book review by Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Around a Neighborhood

These are short stories that focus in on different kids' experiences around a neighborhood. Each child has a story. There is pain and humor. It's real life scenarios. Parents can hope for only Beezus and Ramona type childhoods for their kids but that isn't reality. I like that this helps kids understand what friendships may ask from them - comfort, attention, and deep caring.

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age 15+


I had the reviews of this book and so I very was shocked by some of the words and social situations described in this book. We stopped reading it mid chapter and mid book. Although the words were easy reading for a 10 year old the subject matters were not.

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