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 Blue : a history of the color as deep as the sea and as wide as the sky
 Author: Brew-Hammond, Nana Ekua

 Publisher:  Knopf (2022)

 Dewey: 746.6
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 149320 ISBN: 9781984894366
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Dyes and dyeing
 Clothing and dress

Price: $23.28

Explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue.

 Illustrator: Minter, Daniel
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 520790

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/15/22)
   School Library Journal (+) (04/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/15/2022 Gr 1–4—"The color blue is all around us. Have you ever wondered where it comes from?" Thus begins a global history of blue: where it is found in nature, the meaning people ascribe to it, the ways people have produced it (lapis lazuli, snails, indigo, chemicals), and the feelings it represents, including, but not limited to, "the blues." Gorgeous illustrations done in acrylic wash on watercolor paper showcase every shade found in the sky, water, cloth, jewelry, and in religious uses. The people depicted are from various times and places, including ancient Egypt, Phoenicia, Indonesia, Mexico, Israel, and West Africa. Back matter includes an author's note, additional facts, and selected sources. VERDICT This history of a beautiful color with a "complicated history" is valuable on its own, and has potential to be used in English, social studies, and art classes.—Jenny Arch - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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