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Honeysmoke : A Story of Finding Your Color
by Yesenia Moises


Overview -

A young biracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself--honeysmoke.

Simone wants a color.

She asks Mama, "Am I black or white?"

"Boo," Mama says, just like mamas do, "a color is just a word."

She asks Daddy, "Am I black or white?"

"Well," Daddy says, just like daddies do, "you're a little bit of both."

For multiracial children, and all children everywhere, this picture book offers a universal message that empowers young people to create their own self-identity.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A young biracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself--honeysmoke.

Simone wants a color.

She asks Mama, "Am I black or white?"

"Boo," Mama says, just like mamas do, "a color is just a word."

She asks Daddy, "Am I black or white?"

"Well," Daddy says, just like daddies do, "you're a little bit of both."

For multiracial children, and all children everywhere, this picture book offers a universal message that empowers young people to create their own self-identity.

Simone knows her color--she is honeysmoke.

An Imprint Book

"Fields' extensive experience writing about race and identity translates with beautiful simplicity here for younger readers, and Moises paints Simone with great tenderness... A terrific addition to the WeNeedDiverseBooks canon, where it joins such books as Selina Alko's I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother and Taye Diggs' Mixed Me ." --Booklist

"Honeysmoke is so beautiful and true that it made me burst into tears of gratitude for what Monique Fields] has given to us all. Honeysmoke should be in every library and gathering place of young children."
--Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250115829
  • ISBN-10: 1250115825
  • Publisher: Imprint
  • Publish Date: January 2019
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Adolescence & Coming of Age
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

 
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