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It's Only Ink! Overlooking Skin Color

It's Only Ink!
Overlooking Skin Color

Filled with beautifully detailed illustrations, "Am I a Color Too?" is a book that every child should read. It is a book for all ages.
The world is full of colors...creams, blues, pinks, blacks, whites...young Tyler's dad is black; his mom is white. Now he wants to know...is he a color too?
Why do we look at the color of ones skin? What does it really matter? Aren't we all just human beings? Don't we all have hopes and dreams?
"Am I a Color Too?" celebrates the differences in each and every one of us. It shows us that people are more than colors...we are all humans...not colors. In this beautiful book, and through the eyes of a child, readers can explore the labeling of color.
Tyler's mother (the author Heidi Cole) was inspired to write this story when her son asked his grandma (Nancy Vogl) 'Am I a color?' at the age of three.
"Am I a Color Too?" is an inspirational, loving story meant to get readers thinking...and that it does. Do you focus on the color of your neighbor's skin? Can you find the good things that make us unique?
Let Cole and Vogl's story impel you to look for that uniqueness in everyone around you...including you.

Am I a Color Too? by Heidi Cole & Nancy Vogl
Published by: Illumination Arts, illumin.com
Released: Fall, 2005
ISBN: 0-9740190-5-4
Price: $15.95
Reviewed by: Jennifer LB Leese

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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