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Red: A Crayon's Story

Title

Red: A Crayon's Story

Authors

Michael Hall

Illustrator

Michael Hall

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062252074

Pages

40 pages

Genre

toy realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

AD380L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Gender nonconformity; transgender crayon; gender identity

Main Character

blue crayon

Race/Ethnicities

Crayons

Awards

Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Picture Book
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Donna Norvell Oklahoma Book Award, 2017, Winner, Picture Book
E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2016, Honor Book, Picture Book
Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Picture Book
Irma Black Award, 2016, Honor, Picture Book
Northeastern Minnesota Book Award, 2009, Nominee, Children's Literature
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2015 Ages 3 to 5
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Ages 5 and under
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Choices, 2016 Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschooler
Distinguished Books, 2015 Children's Picture Books
Lasting Connections, 2015 Language Arts
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2016
NYC Reads 365, 2015 Pre-Kindergarten
Rainbow List, 2016 Picture Book
Minnesota Book Awards, 2016, Winner, Children's Literature
Star of the North Picture Book Award, 2016-2017, 1st Place, Picture Book
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2015 Picture Book

Keywords

self-acceptance; colors; red; blue; teacher; labels; identity crisis; being yourself

Diversity Impact

direct

Red: A Crayon's Story


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