Busing Brewster

One of the Ten Best Books of the Year, The New York Times

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces that he’ll be attending Central, a school in the white part of town. Mama says they have art and music and a library bursting with books, but Brewster isn’t so sure he’ll fit in.

Being black at a white school isn’t easy, and Brewster winds up spending his first day in detention at the library. But there he meets a very special person: Miss O’Grady. The librarian sees into Brewster’s heart and gives him not only the gift of books but also the ability to believe in himself. This story set in the desegregation era of the 1970s introduces readers to brave, young heroes who helped build a new world.

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Richard Michelson’s many books for children, teens and adults have been listed among the “Ten Best Books of the Year” by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker; and among the “Best Dozen of the Decade” by Amazon.com. He is a three-time Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, a two-time Skipping Stones Multicultural Book Award Winner, and a National Parenting Publication Gold Medalist. Michelson has also received an International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award, two Sydney Taylor Gold Medals from the Association of Jewish Libraries, a Harlem Book Fest Phillis Wheatley Honor, and the 2017 National Jewish Book Award.

Michelson served two terms as Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA and hosts Northampton Poetry Radio. His work was chosen to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival. www.RichardMichelson.com