Color Me In

Sixteen-year-old Nevaeh is a biracial teen struggling to learn her place in this world. After her parents’ divorce, she begins to learn more about her mother’s African American family, becoming conscious of the racism and discrimination that Black people must face. A story about a young girl finding her voice, “Color Me In,” is a timely book that can inspire classroom discussions about human rights. Suitable for a senior secondary audience, the book’s topics may help readers become more aware of the injustices experienced by people of colour, challenging students to think critically and confront their own biases by evaluating their own lives and privileges. In the classroom, this resource lends itself well as a literature circle choice or for independent reading; it may allow students to explore and understand the challenges faced by young people who seek a sense of belonging and identity.
Diaz, N.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts