Author: Eve Bunting

Illustrator: Ronald Himler

Publisher: Clarion Books (a Houghton Mifflin Co. imprint)

Description: Inspired by the moving story of THE WALL, LeVar visits the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C. Viewers meet Maya Lin, the talented young architect who designed this amazing monument. A look at Mount Rushmore and a mural dedicated to Louis Armstrong expands the concept of walls as a way to pay tribute to those who have gone before.

Activity Suggestion: Students enjoy the book reviews done by children during the READING RAINBOW program. After watching several programs to see how the book reviews are done, have students choose their favorite book and put together a review for the class. If possible, videotape the student book reviews and share them with other classes.

For activity ideas beyond what is listed, contact Canadian Learning CompanyŽ for information about obtaining a teacher's guide. Call 1-800-267-2977.

Reading Rainbow Reading Rainbow Home Page