Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 I color myself different
 Author: Kaepernick, Colin

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2022)

 Dewey: 306.874
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 505625 ISBN: 9781338789621
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Kaepernick, Colin, -- 1987-
 Adopted children -- Biography
 Identity (Psychology)

Price: $23.28

An inspiring, empowering true story of young Colin's journey of self-discovery that will inspire all young readers to be true to themselves and embrace who they are.

 Illustrator: Wilkerson, Eric
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 516048

   Booklist (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2022 Kaepernick joins the ranks of celebrity picture-book authors with this autobiographical story detailing his experiences as a Black adoptee raised by white parents. Colin is a happy, self-confident child who loves his family and school; when his teacher asks students to draw their families, he is unprepared when a classmate asks, Why did you color yourself different? Luckily Colin recalls a previous conversation with his mom, in which she assures him that his adoption makes him special, enabling him to respond, I'm brown. I color myself different! I'm me, and I'm magnificent! Wilkerson's cartoon art depicts a mixed-race class filled with smiling, open-minded students and adults. Of special note is the spread that pays homage to several noted Black Americans, including Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, and Malcolm X. While Kaepernik's response to racism is both admirable and idealistic, readers whose lived experiences are not as positive as Colin's may be disappointed. Appended with a note to readers and brief bios of the African Americans depicted. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

View MARC Record