I See Color (Hardcover)

I See Color By Valerie Bolling, Laylie Frazier (Illustrator), Kailei Pew Cover Image
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For fans of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison, I See Color is a picture book that affirms people of color—of all shades—by celebrating their achievements and contributions to society. 

Highlighting people such as Madonna Thunder Hawk, Basemah Atweh, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., incredible leaders are honored, seen, and heard on every page.

Part ode to an array of beautiful skin tones and part introduction to change-makers in history, this book is a perfect conversation starter for readers everywhere.

About the Author

Valerie Bolling is an educator with over thirty years of experience and the author of many books for children. Some of her picture books include Let’s Dance!; Together We Ride; Together We Swim (a Kirkus Prize finalist); Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!; and Bing, Bop, Bam: Time to Jam!. Valerie is also the author of the early reader series Rainbow Days. She is passionate about creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel seen and heard, valued, and validated. Valerie lives in Connecticut with her husband, and you can visit her at valeriebolling.com.

Laylie Frazier is a digital artist from Houston, Texas. She loves using a mix of warm colors and textures to create powerfully emotive portraits. Laylie is currently illustrating middle grade and young adult covers for publishing as well as working in advertising. I See Color is her first picture book, and you can visit her at ukelaylie.myportfolio.com.

Kailei Pew is a children’s book author who believes in the power of books. She is committed to creating stories that help children see the world in new, more complete ways and know they can do and be anything they desire. She spends her time writing and reading, hanging out with her husband and kiddos, jogging through the Arizona desert, and baking anything with extra chocolate. Kailei is the author of Kid-ventors and The Monster Above the Bed. You can visit her at kaileipewbooks.com.

Praise For…

"The love and appreciation of color shines through this vibrant retrospective on activism, courage, and resistance." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An eye-opening album to be read, cherished, used as a cornerstone for study, or shared across curricula." — School Library Journal (starred review)

"[T]his high-level work underscores “all that can be achieved together.” — Publishers Weekly

"Powerful" — New York Journal of Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063234260
ISBN-10: 0063234262
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English