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Garrett's Gift

Garrett's Gift

Fall 2008 DVD
Ages: 5 - 10 yrs.
DVD Price: $14.95
Review:
Next time you're idling at an intersection, ask yourself: Who invented the traffic light? The answer is beautifully depicted in "Garrett's Gift," a production of Sweet Blackberry, which describes its mission as bringing "little-known stories of African-American achievement to children and their parents." The fascinating story of traffic light inventor Garrett Morgan unfolds through animation that never feels dull and narration by award-winning rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah, who deftly leads viewers on a journey as poetic as it is informational. With a perfectly palatable 20-minute runtime, children will feel like they're sitting in on the best Circle Time of their lives, and parents are likely to find themselves contemplating the tale of Garrett Morgan long after the DVD ends.
Gina Catanzarite   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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