Back of Book:
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.
I found this gem of a story tucked on a shelf in a thrift store this weekend. I was absolutely ecstatic! This is a stunning and diverse picture book that shares with readers the beauty of many different types of skin color. I love that the book is written in a simple, yet meaningful format. The illustrations are beautiful and show readers many different types of skin colors. I am looking forward to sharing this story with my students. It is so important that children see themselves in picture books. This story allows all readers to see an image of their skin color in the story. An excellent and very needed story.