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The Colors of Us

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz

Square Fish

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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Praise for The Colors of Us

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
  • Karen Katz
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The Colors of Us

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz

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

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