Originally published in 1973, Black Is Brown Is Tan
was the first children's book to feature an interracial family. In this 21st-century version, with new, sunlight-drenched watercolors, Mom is still "a tasty tan and coffee pumpkin pie / with dark brown eyes and almond ears," and Daddy is "light with pinks and tiny tans / dark hair growing on my arms / that darken in the summer sun / brown eyes / big yellow ears." The happy, normal family goes about their day, drinking milk, barbecuing, spending time with grandmas and aunts and uncles, and reading stories. Throughout, they celebrate "all the colors of the race":
black is brown is tan
is girl is boy
is nose is
of the race
This warm and loving story is just as meaningful today as it was decades ago. Readers from multicultural families, especially, will appreciate this tribute to the diversity of the American family from renowned poet Arnold Adoff (Touch the Poem
) and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, Emily Arnold McCully (Mirette on the High Wire
). (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
--This text refers to the
From Publishers Weekly
Fragmented verse lovingly explores the colors of various multicultural families. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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