DIVerse Families
 
Black is Brown is Tan

Title

Black is Brown is Tan

Authors

Arnold Adoff

Illustrator

Emily Arnold McCully

Publisher

Harper & Row

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780060287764

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

poetry

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

540L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; Transracial; biracial child; interracial family; interracial marriage; transracial family

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Poetry and Verse
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2003
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Choices, 2003 New Edition Of Old Favorites
Poetry Essentials: Selected Books for Children and Teens, 2015 Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

stories in rhyme; family life; families; talking about race; different shades of color

Diversity Impact

direct

Black is Brown is Tan

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