Books by Mildred Pitts Walter

Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Still, Walter gives young readers a lot to think about, and they'll be rooting for Ray to succeed in reuniting his family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy of Creole descent goes to a family reunion, where he develops a relationship with his estranged grandfather and learns the history of his people. Read full book review >
SUITCASE by Mildred Pitts Walter
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Those who have been teased will relish Xander's ability to disregard labels and prove the bullies wrong. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
With feet so large that he's earned the nickname "Suitcase," sixth-grader Alexander—Xander to family and friends—appears unable to play basketball. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Based on a real case, this admirable historical novel is unique for the perspective it lends to the Revolution and its profound impact on the lives of all Americans. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slavery in the years of the American Revolution, an era of unexpected freedoms against the backdrop of war, by the author of Darkness (p. 1503). Read full book review >
DARKNESS by Mildred Pitts Walter
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Jameson's strongly gestural brushstrokes in acrylic reinforce the brief text's consciously affirmative tone; the gentle appeal behind the words and art far outweighs the actual presentation. (Picture book. 3+)"
Walter (Mississippi Challenge, 1992, etc.) teams up with newcomer Jameson in a meditation on the positive gifts of the dark. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >