I Color Myself Different
I Color Myself Different Hardcover – Picture Book, April 5, 2022
by Colin Kaepernick (Author), Eric Wilkerson (Illustrator)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An inspiring story of identity and self-esteem from celebrated athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick.
When Colin Kaepernick was five years old, he was given a simple school assignment: draw a picture of yourself and your family. What young Colin does next with his brown crayon changes his whole world and worldview, providing a valuable lesson on embracing and celebrating his Black identity through the power of radical self-love and knowing your inherent worth.
I Color Myself Different is a joyful ode to Black and Brown lives based on real events in young Colin's life that is perfect for every reader's bookshelf. It's a story of self-discovery, staying true to oneself, and advocating for change... even when you're very little!
Author: Colin Kaepernick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.10h x 9.30w x 0.60d
Reading Level: 3.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 516048 / I Color Myself Different
Publishers Weekly 05/02/2022
School Library Journal 04/29/2022 pg. 1
About the Author
ERIC WILKERSON is an award-winning illustrator and conceptual artist who has created many sci-fi, fantasy, and middle grade book covers. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he teaches illustration at CG Spectrum, while also focusing on painting people of color having out-of-this-world adventures. Eric lives in Northern Virginia, and this is his first picture book. Visit his website at ericwilkersonart.com.
Colin Kaepernick is a Super Bowl quarterback and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who fights oppression globally. He founded the Know Your Rights Camp, which advances the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown people through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. In 2019, he started Kaepernick Publishing to empower a new generation of writers and creators through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres that focus on amplifying diverse views and voices. KaepernickPublishing.com