Am ricas Award Winner
"An achingly beautiful story."--Kirkus (starred review) "Eloquent."--Booklist (starred review) "Lovely and lyrical."--School Library Journal
This powerful and resonant Am ricas Award-winning novel tells the story of a young girl's struggle to find her place in the world and to become a writer in a country where words are feared.
Seamlessly interweaving both poetry and prose, Lynn Joseph's acclaimed debut is a lush and lyrical journey into a landscape and culture of the Dominican Republic.
The Color of My Words explores the pain and poetry of discovering what it means to be part of a family, what it takes to find your voice and the means for it to be heard, and how it feels to write it all down.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lynn Joseph
Size: 7.50h x 5.16w x 0.41d
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Jane Addams Children's Book Award - Honor Book
Review Citations: Kliatt 05/01/2002 pg. 19
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 42817 / Color of My Words
Reading Level: 5.1 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 3