The Black Book of Colors


Author: Menena Cottin   Illustrator: Rosana Faria


A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Childrens Books of 2008

It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing.

Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used to learn more.


© 2008

Hardcover with jacket | 24 pages | 7 x 11
Ages 5 to 10

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