Here is an interview with Bryan Collier about Rosa:
Our other 2012 book today was Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. We were able to discuss symbolism again while "reading" this haunting but hopeful wordless book. This was an interesting exercise for 4th graders. Wordless books aren't easy, and it took time for them to understand everything that was going on, but once they did, symbols popped out at them: the Big Dipper, the lantern, the corn husk doll. One student even said, "I'm thinking even the fact that it is worldless is symbolic." Oh my!
I enjoyed this interview with Henry Cole. I bet he was a fun teacher!
I loved his book A Nest for Celeste!
When I reviewed Fifty Cents and a Dream yesterday on Goodreads, I said that I like my Kindle, but when books like these come along, I know that they can't be replaced. They are masterpieces.