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Mixed: A Colorful Story

Mixed: A Colorful Story

Arree Chung

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


The reds, the yellows, and the blues all think they're the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, with a message of acceptance and unity.

In the beginning, there were three colors . . .



and Blues.

All special in their own ways, all living in harmony—until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best!" and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds?

A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Praise for Mixed: A Colorful Story

"This book's simple and straightforward approach to confronting discrimination is age-appropriate without trivializing difficult, hurtful situations, offering children and adults excellent moments for discussion and personal growth . . . . A colorful story about celebrating difference as complementary and transformative." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"Lively and charming. . . . High-flying fun." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Laugh-out-loud fun. Prospective ninjas, take notice!" —School Library Journal, starred review

Ninja! Attack of the Clan:

"Chung (Ninja!, 2014) returns with a second comic-book-style tale about lovable, freckled-faced ninja Maxwell. . . . A clever, laugh-out-loud story." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"A bouncy nighttime blend of easy graphic novel and almost-wordless picture book." —Kirkus Reviews

"Chung puts a multiracial family at the center of this suburban adventure, the spare text rewards new readers, and his cartooning makes the characters familiar and approachable." —Publishers Weekly


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Arree Chung

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Out! and the Ninja! series, which includes Ninja!, Ninja! Attack of the Clan, and Ninja Claus! You can usually find him playing basketball or riding his bike near his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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