DIVerse Families
 
The Colors of Us

Title

The Colors of Us

Authors

Karen Katz

Illustrator

Karen Katz

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9781442422483

Pages

28 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Multiracial; different races

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition,2002 National Council of Teachers of English
Best Children's Books of the Year,2000 Bank Street College of Education
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2000 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center

Keywords

human skin color; racially mixed children; walk; neighborhood

Diversity Impact

direct

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