Black is a Rainbow Color (Literally Cultured Read Aloud)

Title: Black is a Rainbow Color
Author: Angela Joy
Illustrator: Ekua Holmes
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication: January 14, 2020
Narrator: Shannon GriffinA child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.

From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall’s back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a deeper sentiment about the incredible people who helped change the world and a community that continues to grow and thrive.

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