My Colors, My World: MIS Colores, Mi Mundo

My Colors, My World: MIS Colores, Mi Mundo

by Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)


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Maya longs to find brilliant, beautiful color in her world. But when the wind blows, desert sand covers everything, and turns her whole neighborhood the color of dust.

With the help of a feathered friend, Maya searches high and low to find the colors in her world. And she does—in 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 beautiful bilingual book of colors makes a perfect gift or read-aloud book for young readers learning to explore their world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892392780
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 154,041
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

About 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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My Colors, My World / Mis Colores, Mi Mundo 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
acsauser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a multicultural children's lit class and I was very impressed with the illustrations! The book had a nice balance between reality and fantasy. I think many elementary students would enjoy this!
VaterOlsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Explore the colors of a dessert yard with a young girl in this bilingual book of English and Spanish. Color words (pink/rosa) are highlighted in both languages and glorious illustrations bring the book to life. Enjoy!
Jessica24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This multicultural book is about a little girl who sees differnt colors everywhere she goes. The desert is brown, the pink is sunset, the brown is mud, the pink is the sky, the orange is the marigold flowers, the yellow is the pollen, the dark blue is night, and the green is a cactus. This book is multicultural because it shows illustrations of the culture.It also translates all the words from English to Spanish on each page. I think the pictures in this book are great. It really illustrates the culture very well. It seems that there are not very many multicultural books available for children so this would be a great book to read to younger children maybe in the 1st or 2nd grade.In the classroom, I would do a unit on the language of spanish. I would teach colors in spanish and ask the student to identify these colors in this particular book. I would also make a chart of how many student can speak differnt languages.
jesanu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Colors, My World (2007) depicts Gonzalez¿s childhood in the California desert. She uses a bright color palette to illustrate Maya¿s interaction with the colorful world around her. The predominant color throughout the book is pink, which is depicted in varying shades from light pink similar to cotton candy to a rich magenta. Her readers are introduced to the lovely round faced, brown skinned girl that Gonzalez could not find in books as a child. In this book, Maya is reminiscent of a young Frida Kahlo self-portrait. Kahlo¿s influence is visible in Gonzalez¿s works. Both artists are influence by Mexican folk art and ancient artifacts. Gonzalez also incorporates magical realism throughout the book as Maya is transported by the beautiful colors that surround her and floats through her colorful world. Finally, the bilingual text is easy to read and the color words are depicted in the color they represent. In addition, a short color glossary is included at the back of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago