The colors of us

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A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective.

Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.

Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.

Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.

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Grouping Title colors of us
Grouping Author katz karen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-12 23:08:20PM
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subject_facet Human skin color -- Fiction, Multiculturalism -- Fiction, Oversize books, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The colors of us
title_full The colors of us / Karen Katz
title_short The colors of us
topic_facet Human skin color, Multiculturalism, Oversize books, Racially mixed people