In addition to being a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor, Toni Morrison also authored five children’s books. In general, her children’s books, co-authored with her son Slade Morrison, are perceptively insightful and often underhandedly, or overtly, critical of societal norms or status quos. While this means that they might not become a young readers next favorite books, they are a meaningful addition to your children’s book collection and an enduring contribution to children’s literature.
Little Cloud likes her own place in the sky, away from the other clouds. There, the sky is all hers. She is free to make her own way and go where she wishes. Can Lady Wind show Little Cloud the power of being with others? Will Little Cloud agree there is strength in unity and change her ways? A fresh take on a classic story, Little Cloud and Lady Wind will teach kids how to work together to achieve their goals.
Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door.
On a gray, rainy day, everything seems particularly frightening and bad to Louise until she enters a library and finds books that help her to know and imagine the beauty and wonder that have been there all along.
Children spend the day with their grandmother, who ignores their mother’s carefully planned schedule in favor of activities that are much more fun.