Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Color of Home - Mary Hoffman

Illustrated by Karin Littlewood
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002
24 pages
Lovely book, sad of course
Endpapers: Blotches of color as if painted, orange on teh left-page and aqua on the right

Hassan has traveled with his family from his much-loved home in Somalia to the grayness of the U.S. This book tells his story, but in an unusual way...through the picture he paints during his first day in an American school.

This book definitiely puts us in the shoes of an immigrant forced from his country because of war.

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