The Colors of Us

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz

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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.

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"Bold illustrations celebrate diversity with a child’s open-hearted sensibility and a mother’s love."
--Kirkus Reviews

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THE COLORS OF US by Karen Katz | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE COLORS OF US . This vibrant, thoughtful book from Katz (Over the Moon, 1997) continues her tribute to her adopted daughter, Lena, born in Guatemala.
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Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.

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The Colors of Us
Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz

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NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, Kansas Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award (KS Reading Association)

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
October 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805071634
ISBN10: 0805071636
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 370L
AR Quiz Number: 108364
AR Book Level: 2
AR Points: 0.5

$7.99

Big Book

Big Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
April 2007
Big Book
ISBN: 9780805081183
ISBN10: 0805081186
14 1/2 x 18 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 370L
AR Quiz Number: 64201
AR Book Level: 1.6
AR Points: 0.5

$25.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805058642
ISBN10: 0805058648
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 28 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 370L
AR Quiz Number: 108364
AR Book Level: 2
AR Points: 0.5

$17.99
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