Black Is Brown Is Tan

People, Identity & Culture
Arnold Adoff
Emily Arnold McCully
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HarperCollins Children’s Books
People, Identity & Culture

Originally published in 1973, Black Is Brown Is Tan was the first children's book to feature an interracial family. The author uses lyrical text--an African American mother, "the skin color of chocolate," and a Caucasian father, "who's skin is not white, but light in color with tans and pinks and all the colors of the rainbow," --to paint a portrait of a loving and natural family setting.

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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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