I Am Violet

  • Illustrated By: Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic
  • Pages:18
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:colors, mixed race, mixed heritage, family, heritage pride
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  • Pub Date:04/14/2020
  • Age Groups:Baby Board Book
  • Lexile:AD130L
Board Book
9781772601312
$10.95 USD
A little girl looks around her and sees that people come in a rainbow of colors. Her mom is red, her dad is blue, and she is a wonderful mix of her mom and dad. The little girl announces: I am proud to be both. I am proud to be me! I am Violet!
“This brief board book, written by an author who is ‘of Indian and French-Canadian descent’, succinctly and effectively speaks to very young children of mixed race parentage who may recognize that, though they may share visible characteristics of both parents, they don’t fully resemble either. The book’s message is one of affirmation and of being proud of whom you are. Colour is effectively employed in the text and Jovanovic’s simple illustrations to reinforce the theme.”
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Midwest Book Review - Children's Bookwatch: February 2020

People come in a rainbow of beautiful colors. A little girl looks around her and sees that some people are blue, some are green, some are red? The world is a rainbow and Violet herself is a wonderful mixture of her mom and dad. Her mom is red, her dad is blue, and the little girl proudly announces: I am proud to be violet? I am proud to be me? I am Violet! A book for all babies and toddlers to celebrate the skin they are in, "I Am Violet" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, and community library board book collections for children ages 5-6.
– Children's Bookwatch
"I Am Violet" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, and community library board book collections for children ages 5-6.
– Children's Bookwatch
CCBC - Best Books for Kids and Teens - Fall   | 2020  |  Commended