My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundoby Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
With the help of a feathered friend, Maya searches high and low to find the colors in her world. And she doesin the vibrant purple of her Mama's flowers, the juicy green of a prickly cactus, the hot pink clouds at sunset, and the shiny black of her Papi's hair. As they follow Maya’s search for all the colors of the rainbow, little readers will be
With the help of a feathered friend, Maya searches high and low to find the colors in her world. And she doesin the vibrant purple of her Mama's flowers, the juicy green of a prickly cactus, the hot pink clouds at sunset, and the shiny black of her Papi's hair. As they follow Maya’s search for all the colors of the rainbow, little readers will be inspired to look around and ask themselves, where can I find the colors in my world?
This adaptation utilizes a brilliant palette to convey a girl's lush landscape.
Evoking the hot desert sun, warm, festive hues glow as Maya reflects on the vivid colors outside and above her family home. The Latina child experiences vibrant garden blossoms and the touch of her loving father's hair. Bilingual phrasing places Spanish text on the left-hand page and the English translation on the right; the text is placed separately at the bottom of each page while visual design serves to bridge the two languages. Typography denotes the featured color. Full, yet spare, images contain a stirring lyricism. "The sunset turns my whole street pink." The child's tantalizing descriptions continually illustrate keen engagement. "Mud is squishy, cool, and brown. / ...Yellow pollen peeks at me." In a vivacious dance between fantasy and reality, she flies against billowing clouds, near the watchful moon and sun and under her parents' unobtrusive days.
More than a Crayola-rich concept, this exhilarating experience spills over in its sensuous perspective.(Board book. 18 mos.-3)
Meet the Author
MAYA CHRISTINA GONZALEZ is an acclaimed fine artist, educator, and illustrator of children's books, and collaborator with Alarcón on most of his children’s poetry books. Gonzalez’s numerous books featuring Latino characters have received recognition from the Pura Belpré Award, Américas Award, Notable Books for a Global Society, International Latino Books Awards, and more. Shelives in San Francisco, California, with her two daughters and her husband.
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