Black, White, Just Right!

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Celebrating the differences between a mother and father that blend to make the perfect combination in their daughter. An African American mother and a white father are only one reason why this family is "just right."

A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right.

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Overview

Celebrating the differences between a mother and father that blend to make the perfect combination in their daughter. An African American mother and a white father are only one reason why this family is "just right."

A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
More a concept book than a story, this work is narrated by the daughter of an interracial marriage. In free verse, the bubbly, confident girl describes her African American mother's face as ``chestnut brown. / Her dark brown eyes are bright as bees.'' Her father, on the other hand, ``turns pink in the sun; / his blue eyes squinch up when he smiles. My face? I look like both of them-- / a little dark, a litte light. Mama and Papa say, `Just right!' '' The girl then describes her parents' different preferences in music, art and food, and the idiosyncrasies that make each family member an individual. The energetic brush strokes of Trivas's ( Annie . . . Anya! ) bright gouache illustrations heighten the sense of a world beautified through a blend of colors, while her compositions warmly depict the affection and positive self-image exuded both by the child and by her parents. Though Davol doesn't address the difficulties some children of an interracial marriage may experience outside the accepting realm of family, the book's upbeat tone is welcoming and refreshing. By moving beyond physical differences, Davol successfully shows how families are composed of distinct individuals whose love is the key to securing a child's sense of self. Ages 6-8. (Oct.)
Hazel Rochman
A mixed-race child celebrates the rich inclusiveness of her life in a joyful picture book. Mama's face is chestnut brown, Papa's face turns pink in the sun, the child's a little dark, a little light, "Just right!" Each double-page spread shows how members of the family are individuals with likes and dislikes, hobbies and habits that move beyond stereotype. Mom orders vegetarian; Dad orders ribs and bagels; the child likes it all. Mom does ballet; Dad dances to rap. Mom likes African masks; Dad goes for modern art; the child loves the Egyptian part of the museum. Each page has a rhyming refrain that ends, "just right." In keeping with the upbeat text, Trivas' energetic gouache illustrations are full of movement and affection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807507858
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: Albert Whitman Concept Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 207,377
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2001

    fabulous book to share

    I bought this book to read to my brother who is six years old and is all too aware of the fact that he is somehow different from the other kids in his class. Our mother and father is of a different race, black father and white mother. I enjoyed sharing the book with him because it was so light and fun and encouraging. We cant change who we are now and I dont want him getting the idea he is somehow inferior because he is the precious baby of the family (i am 9 yrs older)Love should never be limited by color - if it were my parents would not have been happily married for 25 years and I would not have existed. That is something to be grateful for. Liz

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