The Color of My Words, Joseph, Lynn

The Color of My Words

Authors: Joseph, Lynn
Publisher: HarperCollins
BISAC/Subject: JUV039140, JUV057000, JUV030040
Grade: 3 - 7
ISBN: 9780062970343
Classification: Non-Fiction
Synopsis:

Américas Award Winner

“An achingly beautiful story.”—Kirkus (starred review) “Eloquent.”—Booklist (starred review) “Lovely and lyrical.”—School Library Journal

This powerful and resonant Américas 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.

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