Dreaming in Color

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:racism, prejudice, standing up to bullies, cultural pride, Indigenous art
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  • Pub Date:09/22/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Lexile:HL580L
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Jennifer McCaffrey has been working hard on her art for years and is thrilled when she is accepted to a prestigious art school. The school is everything she always thought it would be, mostly. There is one group of kids who seem to resent her and say she only got in because of her skin color. Jen, who loves to create new pieces of artwork that incorporate her Indigenous heritage, finds herself a target when the group tells her to stop being “so Indian”. The night before the big art show at school, Jen’s beading art project is defaced. Jen has to find a way not to let the haters win.
“Offers a mirror to the sometimes painful emotions and everyday experiences of Indigenous teens of mixed heritage. A rare and welcome reluctant reader title featuring an Indigenous protagonist.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Through the novel’s accessible language and short chapters, readers of all levels and backgrounds will be able to relate to and learn from Jen’s overcoming racial prejudice and intolerance. Readers will also gain a sense of empathy as they come to understand the struggles faced by Indigenous youth in contemporary society. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2021  |  Commended
First Nation Communities READ YA/Adult Award   | 2021  |  Long-listed