The Walk (A Stroll to the Poll)
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- Publication Date: September 12, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 11
- ISBN: 9781419747724
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
From award-winning creators Winsome Bingham and E.B. Lewis, this powerful story celebrates a journey crucial to our democracy: the walk to vote
My granny is taking me on THE WALK.
“Because leaders are not born,” she says. “They’re made through molding and modeling.”
“What’s the walk?” I ask.
“You’ll see. And there’s a few treasured souls coming too.”
Granny and her granddaughter are going on a walk. But this is not just any walk. It’s a walk that must not be missed; one that is more important than ever, but has been made increasingly difficult for many to participate in. It’s a walk that joins together a community, that lifts voices; that allows us to speak up, stand up, and say what’s on our minds. It’s a walk for hope.
Where are all these treasured souls going? Just WALK ON and find out.
About the author
Winsome Bingham is a soul food connoisseur, master cook, a US Army war and disabled veteran, and the author of one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year, Soul Food Sunday. She received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and has more than 15 years of teaching experience. You can find her cooking up soul food or taking THE WALK to the polls with friends and family. She lives in Connecticut. E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children including Coming on Home Soon (a Caldecott Honor Book), Talkin’ About Bessie (a Coretta Scott King Award winner), and The Bat Boy and His Violin (a Coretta Scott King Honor book). In 2003, the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota purchased a collection of original watercolors from Lewis’s first 50 children’s books. Today, his works are displayed in museums, owned by private collectors, and sold by art galleries throughout the United States and Europe. He lives in New Jersey.