The Colors of Us

The various shades of skin colors are celebrated. Ages 4-8



Seven-year old Lena wants to paint a picture of herself. Her artist mother informs her that there are many shades of brown as they explore their neighborhood and find people from peachy tan to creamy peanut butter to chocolatey brown. Skin comes in a variety of shades. Stylized collage gouache and colored pencil illustrations make this book a rainbow treasure. Author/Illustrator – Karen Katz
Grades 1-4 Reading level: 3.89 Ages 4-8


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