A young biracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself—honeysmoke.Simone wants a color.She asks Mama, “Am I black or white?”“Boo,” Mama says, just like mamas do, “a color is just a word.”She asks Daddy, “Am I black or white?”“Well,” Daddy says, just like daddies do, “you’re a little bit of both.”For multiracial children, and all children everywhere, this picture book offers a universal message that empowers young people to create their own self-identity.Simone knows her color—she is honeysmoke.An Imprint Book
Monique Fields; illustrated by Yesenia Moises
Monique Fields is an award-winning journalist. Her essays about race and identity have appeared on air, in print, and online, including NPR’s All Things Considered, Ebony magazine,...