The Colors of Us
Karen Katz (A and ILT)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Multi-Cultural / Friends - 2002)
My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up.Description: Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother takes a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artists point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied--and cause for celebration! (32 pgs) Ages 4-8
Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.
Ashay says, "This is a popular book and it is great pre-school children. Katz has her own style. Other books she authored and illustrated are My First Kwanza, My First Chinese New Year and My First Ramadan. In Colors of Us, the skin colors are compared to food and flavors such as: honey, peanut butter, pizza crust, ginger, peaches, chocolate. Parents and educators like this story because it has positive multi-cultural messages. Add it to your library today."
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces