Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Black Magic

Black Magic written by Dinah Johnson is a beautiful book to help celebrate color, in art and within a community. Dinah Johnson describes the color black using emotions, senses - celebrating the sight, sound, taste, and speed for black. The book uses a poetic form to bring black alive. I think this book will provide new thinking for all ages. I think children could think of their own ways to express their feelings and thoughts about the color black. Especially, with a mentor phrase like this, "Black is scary and exciting like when you go far, far, far inside a tunnel or ...and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." The illustrations show cultural diversity which makes this a wonderful addition to any library.

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