Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Malathi Michelle Iyengar
Jamel Akib
Age Group:
Children's Book Press
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

This collection of poetry asks young readers: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Through colorful poetry, it travels the rich spectrum of shades within the color brown, from swirls of henna decorating ochre hands and feet at an Indian wedding to cinnamon lips smiling over a cup of café con leche to leaves drifting like stars onto upturned russet faces in the fall. The poetry, along with the pastel illustrations, encourages young ones to embrace each other's differences while building self-esteem and a healthy self-image.

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Under My Hijab

Hena Khan

As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab.

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