The Color of My Words

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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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Product # 33648-G
Author Lynn Joseph
Grade Level 3-7
Interest Level 3-7
Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction
Lexile Level 840
Publisher HarperCollins
BOM Count 0
Multicultural Mexico, Latin America, South America & Caribbean