• Children's Books,  Picture Books

    The Colors of Us

    This is one of the first books that made up my son’s library and we started reading it to him at a very young age. It actually was one of my own mom’s books from when she taught preschool before he was even born (hence her name on the cover). In this story, a young girl named Lena makes sense of her own skin and thus her world by learning to mix paint colors to match that of the skin colors of herself, her mother, and the friends and people in her community. This is an example of an outsider as an author and the importance of doing so carefully…