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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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.From Kirkus Reviews:
This vibrant, thoughtful book from Katz (Over the Moon, 1997) continues her tribute to her adopted daughter, Lena, born in Guatemala. Lena is ``seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up''; she learns during a painting lesson that to get the color brown, she will have to ``mix red, yellow, black, and white paints.'' They go for a walk to observe the many shades of brown: they see Sonia, who is the color of creamy peanut butter; Isabella, who is chocolate brown; Lucy, both peachy and tan; Jo-Jin, the color of honey; Kyle, ``like leaves in fall''; Mr. Pellegrino, the color of pizza crust, golden brown. Lena realizes that every shade is beautiful, then mixes her paints accordingly for portraits of her friends``The colors of us!'' Bold illustrations celebrate diversity with a child's open-hearted sensibility and a mother's love. (Picture book. 6-8) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Scholastic, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0439221161
Descrizione libro Scholastic, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110439221161
Descrizione libro Scholastic. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0439221161 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1146139