The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh


Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again? 

Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patkahis turban—smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet’s mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?--from the publisher

32 pages                978-1454931843                  Ages 3-7

Keywords:  Indian American, Asian American author, Asian American, diverse books, diversity, color, culture, acceptance, accepting others, feelings, moving, change, emotions, emotional intelligence, clothing, multicultural, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, Muslim, religion, being yourself, understanding others, self expression, self image, self acceptance, self reliance, self confidence, respecting others, school, empowerment, encouragement, South Asian, South Asian American

Other reviews:

“Alea Marley’s cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart.” —Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

“This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures.” —Kirkus

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