Colors of Us, The

Karen Katz
A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective. Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people. Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.


Reviewed: 2020-12-13

I chose this book because it is relatable and children can look around and see that just like in the book, there are many shades of brown. There is also many shades of one person, I love how the mom is teaching this lesson and how she did not say, "You're right, brown is brown." It can be confusing to children when they are used to seeing the color already made but it is about knowing all colors mix and create wonderful colors. 

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#colorsofusthe... I like this book because it focuses on diversity. this helps us understand how we are the same and different.
#colorsofusthe I love the genuine curiosity of a young girl learning about herself and her community!
#colorsofusthe... I chose this book because this story is a great way to teach kids about different cultures.
#colorsofusthe... I liked this book because of its diversity, the beauty of each color, race, and culture.
#colorsofusthe This book explores the different skin colors people may have, who they are, and where they come from.
#colorsofusthe this book is about a girl & her mom and they go around the world & find out that there are a lot of different shades of brows
#colorsofusthe No matter what color our skin is, we are not so different. The story shows that every person is beautiful.
#colorsofusthe beautiful book on self love
#colorsofusthe I chose this book because it showcases the many different shades of skin we're in.
#colorsofusthe this book won the Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, and the Kansas Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award
#colorsofusthe Amazing Book! It provides children the opportunity to learn about the different shades of African Americans. It was good.
#colorsofusthe This book was written by a mother who adopted a child of a different race. It taught about different skin color