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Black is a rainbow color

by Joy, Angela, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 20 of 33 copies
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Summary

A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there's no BLACK in rainbows.

From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall's back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a deeper sentiment about the incredible people who helped change the world and a community that continues to grow and thrive.

Stunningly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ekua Holmes, Black Is a Rainbow Color is a sweeping celebration told through debut author Angela Joy's rhythmically captivating and unforgettable words.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A beautifully told and illustrated celebration of African American people and ethnology, Black Is a Rainbow Color thoughtfully explores what the Black experience means to a child. Starting with the young narrator's personal experience with the color black ("Black is the braid in my best friend's hair / Black are the bottoms of summertime feet"), then moving toward historical and cultural events ("Black was the man / who gave the world his dream"), each line emphasizes the positive connotations of the word. Accentuating these efforts are Holmes' (Voice of Freedom, 2015) gorgeous illustrations, which are reminiscent of stained-glass church windows and manifest the many ways people of African descent can be beautiful. After the rhyming text, Joy supplies historical and cultural notes (including descriptions of how each page spread relates to a specific segment of Black history and a time line of the words used to describe Black people since the first enslaved people arrived in colonial America), a song list featuring deliberately chosen celebratory music from throughout the decades, and three poems. All provide context for the people depicted within and for the mores of each era. A must-have for children's collections."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Black -- Juvenile fiction.
Race awareness -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem in children -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Black -- Fiction.
Race awareness -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
African Americans -- History -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York, NY :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Holmes, Ekua, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781626726314
1626726310
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