Colorblind

 
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Colorblind
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Age Range
11+
Release Date
April 16, 2019
ISBN
1947378120
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Colorblind: A Story of Racism is the third in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers.

Johnathan Harris is fifteen, and lives in Long Beach, California, where he loves playing soccer with his friends, and listening to their favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg, a Long Beach native. His mom, dad, and three brothers are tight, but one of the most influential family members for Johnathan is his Uncle Russell, a convict in prison, serving fifteen years to life . . .

Uncle Russell taught Johnathan from a very young age to see people from the perspective of their cultures, and not just their skin color. He imbued a pride of his ancestry and cautioned against letting hatred into his heart.

But when Johnathan was just eight years old, something happened that filled him with fear and the very hatred that Uncle Russell had warned him about. What happened to Johnathan made him see that a dream of a colorless world was just that. A dream.

That event shook him to his core. Anger grew inside him like a hot coal. Uncle Russell had told him to “throw it away or you will get burned,” but Johnathan was young and frightened. He was having a hard time forgiving, much less forgetting.

Colorblind is Johnathan’s story of confronting his own racism and overcoming it. It is a story of hope and optimism that all, young and old, should heed.

Zuiker Press is proud to publish stories about important current topics for kids and adolescents, written by their peers, that will help them cope with the challenges they face in today’s troubled world.

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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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