Library:ADCLP/Black is brown is tan
Black is brown is tan / by Arnold Adoff ; pictures by Emily Arnold McCully.
The themes of interracial marriage and interracial families are discussed in this picture book. In the story, the father is Caucasian (white), the mother is African-American (black), and their two children are a mixture of both. When the book was first published in 1973, it featured the first interracial family in childrens books.Bright watercolour paintings depict scenes of daily life within the immediate family and with extended family. Adoffs words are lyrical. She plays with spacing within words and between words, and displays the words without capitalization or punctuation in a visual style that reminds me of e e cummings poetry.
Family life, Fiction, Interracial marriage, Rhyming text
Ages 6 - 8 / Grades 1 - 3
- New York : Harper & Row, 1973. 31 p. : col. illus. ; 22 cm. ISBN 0060200847 (lib. bdg.) 0060200839 (trade cloth) OCLC 776395
- New York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1987. 31 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0064432696 (pbk.) 0060200847 (lib. bdg.) 0060200839 (trade) OCLC 43643459
- New York : HarperTrophy, 1992. 31 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm. ISBN 0064432696 (pbk.) 0060200847 (lib. bdg.) 0060200839 OCLC 25852606