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Red: A Crayon's Story

Title

Red: A Crayon's Story

Authors

Michael Hall

Illustrator

Michael Hall

Publisher

Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062252074

Pages

40 pages

Genre

fantasy

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

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; gender nonconformity; gender identity

Main Character

red crayon

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year,2015 Amazon
Best Children's Books of the Year,2016 Bank Street Center for Children s Literature
Booklist Book Review Stars, Feb. 1,2015 American Library Association
NYC Reads 365,2015 New York City, Dept. of Education
Cybils Awards, 2015 Nominee United States
Goodreads Choice Awards, 2015 Nominee United States
Northeastern Minnesota Book Award, 2009 Nominee Minnesota

Keywords

self acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

Red: A Crayon's Story

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