The Playgrounds of Babel

By LAWSON, JonArno

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ISBN
9781773060361
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2019  |  Picture Books

K-Gr 4—This truly unique picture book tells a version of the biblical story of the Tower of Babel as an explanation of how languages came to be. The story is cleverly framed by Lawson (Sidewalk Flowers) as a tale woven on a playground by an old woman in a kerchief. A black child translates this story to a white child, and the entire text is made up of their dialogue. The translator explains that one's belief in God or lack thereof is irrelevant when it comes to the story, as long as one has imagination....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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