A Rainbow All Around Me by Sandra Pinkney

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A thoughtful look at colors, this photo essay is Myles and Sandra Pinkney's follow-up to their debut title, SHADES OF BLACK, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literary Work.

Red
Hot
Full of love
Cinnamony sweet
A Happy Valentine

Purple
Wild
Crazy
Nutritious and delicious
Jammin' on a slice of bread


 

About Sandra Pinkney

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Sandra Pinkney and her husband, Myles, live in Poughkeepsie, New York, with their three children - all of whom appear in Shades of Black. "I am the midnight blur in a licorice stick and the golden brown in sugar," says Sandra's lyric text at one point. Each such statement - summarized by the phrase, "I am Black. I am unique." is accompanied by an exquisite photograph of an African American child of corresponding skin tone, holding the food to which he or she is being compared. The book went on to win the NAACP Image Award in 2001 for Outstanding Children's Literary Work. Sandra Pinkney is also director of a daycare center in her hometown. Myles Pinkney is the brother of Brian Pinkney and the son of Jerry Pinkney. For more information about Sandra L. and Myles C. Pinkney, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All the colors of the rainbow come alive in the photographs of children celebrating the emotions that color can evoke.

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For ""Blue,"" photos of a blue-eyed, denim-clad boy accompanies ""Cool/ Rugged/ Sippin' on a hot day/ Relaxing in the Breeze."" A dark-eyed, bronze-skinned girl in a ""Green"" dress sits on ""Fresh/ Soft blades [of grass]"" with a basket of Granny Smith apples.

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