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Magnificent Homespun Brown - this Coretta Scott King award winner for most distinguished illustrator was a beautiful book. It went through all of the beautiful shades of brown in our world that we see day to day. The illustrations were beautiful and portrayed the characters extremely beautifully.
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stewartj22 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
PreS-Gr 3—Small girls (some in hijabs, others who use wheelchairs) romp in Juanita's radiant world that includes
golden leaves and steaming hot chocolate. This book features tones of honey and amber, the gray brown of snow
shadows, and more. A joyful ode to childhood.
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BackstoryBooks | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2024 |
A girl describes all the types of brown that make her who she is.
This book is a great example for building self-esteem and self-love.
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lily.parker | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 5, 2023 |
This book is good for an intermediate age group, or to be used to study poetry for an older age group, or read aloud for a younger age group. It describes the shades of brown that make up all the wonderful things in the narrator's life and connect to her family and identity. It's absolutely gorgeous and I would most definitely have it in my classroom, regardless of age, as a brilliant example of poetry and finding all the things to love about your background, and would likely use it to demonstrate free verse poetry and different kinds of figurative language, alliteration, and more.
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MTollisen | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book! From the lovely, warm illustrations to the poetry of the words. Look & be taken in by the whimsy & comfort of each image & each word!
This is a celebration of the self, what joy this young person finds in their own skin! Read & celebrate!
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juliais_bookluvr | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 9, 2023 |
"Aseries of young brown girls admire the many different browns in their environments and in their own images in this poetic celebration of self and nature.

“Deep secret brown. / Like the subtly churning river currents / playfully beckoning me / through my grandmother’s kitchen window….” A girl gazes, smiling, out the window at a scene of the natural world. On the next spread, a close-up of a bespectacled girl’s face is accompanied by the line, “Deep secret brown…like my eyes.” Another girl admires the “feathery brown” of tree shadows on a hike with her daddy and then the “feathery brown” of her eyelashes. Still another tastes the “amber brown” of honey from her aunt’s hive and admires the “amber brown” of her own hair. Each girl is featured with family members or friends, relating to nature, and on her own having fun or in a reflective moment. The text of the poem is delightfully filled with rich imagery and luscious language, complex enough to grow into but familiar enough to enjoy at any age. Juanita’s earth-toned illustrations are joyful and remarkably inclusive. The girls and their friends and family wear a variety of hairstyles; there are characters in hijabs, one with vitiligo, a child in a wheelchair, and an adult without a hand. Readers may find themselves wondering whether this is the same girl in many aspects or many—and then contemplating their own multifaceted natures.

This “celebration” makes magic out of the everyday joys of being in the world. (Picture book. 6-12)" A Kirkus Starred Review,
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CDJLibrary | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 29, 2021 |
In this short, yet beautifully illustrated, book that celebrates black beauty we see a collection of young children and their families enjoying themselves and their appearances. The poem was written about celebrating black hair and features because in modern society it isn't celebrated enough. This is a story, that although is simple and easy for all to read, should be in each classroom. The poem alone is inspirational and allows for students to feel represented and appreciated in the classroom. This book only speaks of joy and self-love so therefore this is a perfect addition to any class.
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i.c.garcia524 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2021 |
Primary; Fiction; This story highlights the beauty of a young brown girl's features by comparing each brown feature to one or more of the great parts of her life such as watching storms with her family. It is a great celebration of her beauty and that of all brown girls. This would be a great book for a classroom library, students who may struggle with their cultural identity, and a read aloud book.
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MaggieRemy | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 7, 2021 |
Primary. This is a poetic picture book that celebrates the color brown. It also talks a lot about family and has characters with disabilities, religious affiliations, and Vitiligo. It also includes a picture of breastfeeding. This would work well in a primary class room for any sort of discussion on these topics or just to have in the room.
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sarahcasimes | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 20, 2021 |
great illustrations, two books in one; one that picture book for toddler is very good, the second one poetry for adults isn't very good or appropriate picture book for a toddler
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cay250 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2021 |
Delicious poetry celebrating brown.
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melodyreads | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2020 |