Adoption Book Reports: “The Colors of Us”

Today’s book review is coming to you from Michelle, the blogger behind Trust Me I’m a Mom. Michelle has two daughters, age 3 and 1, and shares lots of fantastic ideas on her blog about serving with kids. You can even have her ideas delivered right to your inbox by signing up for her monthly newsletter.

Michelle reviewed the book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (this post contains affiliate links):


Summary of Book (from Amazon): A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective.

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.

Mama’s Thoughts: I loved this book! We gathered several books from the library to pick from & this one is by far my favorite. It teaches about people’s skin colors in such a fun, simple, positive & clever way. It was simple enough that my 3 year old understood it (& enjoyed it), too.

Child’s Thoughts: She seemed to like it… especially the references to food! (she’s got a neurological speech disorder called Apraxia, so it’s hard to get an exact quote from her.)

Thank you so much to Michelle and her daughter for reviewing a book!

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