The Colors of Us – Karen Katz



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A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective.

  • Reading age : 4 – 8 years
  • Lexile measure : 570L
  • Grade level : Preschool – 2

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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.