The Color of My Words

by Lynn Joseph

On Sale: 04/23/2019

The Color of My Words

by Lynn Joseph

On Sale: 04/23/2019

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ALA Notable Children’s Book

Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Book Sense Pick

International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Society

Jane Addams Book Award Honor Book

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

About the Book

Américas Award Winner

“An achingly beautiful story.”—Kirkus (starred review) “Eloquent.”—Booklist (starred review) “Lovely and lyrical.”—School Library Journal

This powerful and resonant Américas Award-winning novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggle to find her place in the world and to become a writer in a country where words are feared.

Seamlessly interweaving both poetry and prose, Lynn Joseph’s acclaimed debut is a lush and lyrical journey into a landscape and culture of the Dominican Republic.

The Color of My Words explores the pain and poetry of discovering what it means to be part of a family, what it takes to find your voice and the means for it to be heard, and how it feels to write it all down.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“An achingly beautiful story.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Eloquent.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Finely wrought.” - Publisher's Weekly

“Poetically structured, vividly imagined.” - The Horn Book

“Lovely and lyrical.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064472043
  • ISBN 10: 0064472043
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/23/2019
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

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