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The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin
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Dec 05, 11

"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick's feathers."

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faría, translated from Spanish by Elisa Amado. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press: Toronto, 2008.

Winner of The New York Times Book Review of the Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards, The Black Book of Colors is the story of Thomas, a blind boy, and the way he experiences sensation--or, at least, the way that Thomas has expressed his experience to a person who has also watched Thomas navigate his world. Now, that person is relaying Thomas to a sighted child, both the reader and the imagined sighted child who has asked the question that the book answers: What is it like to be blind and never see color? Read the rest of the review

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