The Colors of Us
2002 32 pages (Square Fish)
ISBN 13: 9780805071634 ISBN 10: 0805071636
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.