Colors of Me

Intriguing collage illustrations frame this timeless story of a young child who questions the significance of color. Speaking in verse, the child wonders if the natural world believes any particular color to be more important than another. Does the rain think I'm a color when it falls on my head? I wonder if the clouds think I'm a color... maybe they think I'm green or blue or red. The child comes to see the importance of a world filled with and accepting of all colors. Do I have to choose one color? I want to be them all - black, blue, purple, brown, pink, orange, yellow, red, white, and green. The whole world is full of colors - just like me. Brynne Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University, and she teaches writing at Adrian College. This is her first picture book. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she writes books, poetry, and music.Annika M. Nelson's work crosses cultural borders, portraying images of everyday life. She has illustrated several books including Folk Wisdom of Mexico, in addition to illustrations for many national publications. She lives near San Diego, California.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey 599.9/45
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585365418), PDF (9781410308535), Hosted ebook (9781627534710)
Copyright 2012, 2014
Number of Pages 28
Dimensions 9 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Friends of America Writers Award Juvenile Literature Category, Winner, 2012
  • Gelett Burgess Award Arts & Letters General Category for First Published Work, Winner, 2012
  • The USA "Best Books" Awards--Finalist in Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Category, Runner-up, 2011

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Author: Brynne Barnes

Brynne Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University, and she teaches writing at Adrian College. This is her first picture book. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan,where she writes books, poetry, and music.

Illustrator: Annika M. Nelson

Specializing in collage, block print, and scratch board, Annika M. Nelson's work crosses cultural borders, portraying images of everyday life. She has illustrated several books including Folk Wisdom of Mexico, in addition to illustrations for many national publications.