Friday, August 5, 2011

The Colors of Us

A budding artist wants to paint pictures of all her friends in The Colors of Us by Karen Katz. She tells her mother that “brown is brown” and that is where the journey through her neighborhood begins. The young girl looks at the skin color of her friends and neighbors to give the reader beautiful and unique descriptions of the differences in our skin tones. I never mind reading this book because I love the way “tawny and tan” and “coffee toffee” sound when reading aloud. The Colors of Us does a nice job at emphasizing the beauty of our differences and how special we each are.

*Describe your own skin using an original simile or metaphor. My skin is like…


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