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Young Adult Nonfiction 347
Colorblind
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
While Colorblind won’t be shattering barriers, it opens the conversation in racism from a standpoint not yet explored.

Colorblind, narrated by the boy it’s inspired by: tells the story of an African American boy in America navigating growing up and being black in America.

With a solid familial unit, Colorblind does for the conversation of racism; what it intends to do; gets the reader to think outside of what they know.

Not all black people are bad, and not all white people are racist. If people allow themselves to be open-minded as it pertains to race; and focus more on the culture of a person—there will be an understanding that has not yet been achieved.

While the solution has never seemed or appeared to be this simple; it’s an honest and not an impossible approach to racism.

The graphics are approachable and add a certain layer to the story. They’re vibrant and follow a superhero-sequence style.

The font is small, however, so it requires attention to detail.

Though the main concept/theme of the story is racism; it covers topics relevant to any walk of life and does a good job of painting blacks positively.

I don’t think it fully accomplishes the mention of convincing the reader to respect all cultures, because it comes far too late in the story. But as a series, it is a nice addition and will do well among young readers.

Colorblind is a quick, relatable and relatable read—a perfect book for any young readers shelf. Adults, I’d leave this one for the kids. A nice graduation gift as well!
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