Colors of Us

Colors of Us

"My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up."

Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist's point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied--and cause for celebration!

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

32 pages                 978-0805071634                       Ages 3-8

Keywords:  race, identity, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, individuality, empowerment, encouragement, self image, self acceptance, acceptance, accepting others, being yourself, emotional intelligence, Character Building Curriculum, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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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.--from the publisher

Read alikes:  Shades of People by Shelley Rotner; We're Different We're the Same by Bobbi Kates: Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester

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