DIVerse Families
 
Am I a Color Too?

Title

Am I a Color Too?

Illustrator

Gerald Purnell

Publisher

Illumination Arts

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780974019055

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young boy whose father is called Black and whose mother is called White wonders if he is a color, too, even as he observes that people around him dream, feel, sing, smile, and dance in every color.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; skin color; interracial parents; interracial family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Benjamin Franklin Award, 2006 Winner United States
Christopher Award, 2006 Winner United States
Christopher Award, 2006 Winner United States
Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY, 2006 Finalist United States
National Parenting Publications Award, 2007 Gold Book United States
Wanda G g Book Award, 2006 Honor Book Minnesota

Keywords

stories in rhyme; emotional; questions; confusion; color blind

Diversity Impact

direct

Am I a Color Too?


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