Black Is a Rainbow Color

Written by Angela Joy, Illustrated by Ekua Holmes

I love the illustrations in this book. The author is writing about black as a culture, not just a color. This story is a good reminder of the way Black people sometimes feel and reminds us of what this culture has had to overcome. A special bonus of this book is a music playlist in the back to go along with the story, as well as references for certain phrases the author uses in the book. There are also a few old and very moving poems, as well as a timeline of black ethnonyms in America. This would be a great read for Black History Month!

Reviewed by Denise Aguilar, Media Clerk, Farnsworth Elementary
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-6

Author Website: https://www.angelajoybooks.com/
Illustrator Website: http://www.ekuaholmes.com/

Black is a Rainbow Color
Written by Angela Joy, Illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Roaring Brook Press
40 pages
Release Date: January 14, 2020
ISBN: 9781626726314
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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