The Color Of My Words by Lynn JosephThe Color Of My Words by Lynn Joseph

The Color Of My Words

byLynn Joseph

Paperback | December 24, 2001

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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.

Lynn Joseph is the author of many picture books for hildren about her island home of Trinida including A Wave in Her Pocket, An Island Christmas, and Jump Up Time:A Trinidad Carnival Story. This novel is her first book about her new island home: the Dominican Republic. Ms. Joseph is also an attorney for the City of New York and is pr...
Title:The Color Of My WordsFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 24, 2001Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064472043

ISBN - 13:9780064472043

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear Jerker So i read this back in elementary school and i have been trying to find it ever since. This was the first book where i cried while reading it. I must say this is an excellent book and just because the age category is meant for 10-12 i think this book can be read by anyone. The length of the book isnt long but thats what makes it sweet. I really recommend reading this book.
Date published: 2009-01-17

Editorial Reviews

“Lovely and lyrical.”