Color Me In book review


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Cover for “Color Me In” by Natasha Diaz

Color Me In book review

Color Me In is a bildungsroman novel (a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood, in which character change is important) written by author Natasha Diaz, and was originally published August 20, 2019.

The book is based on a true story about a young girl named Neveah Levitz who is half black and half jewish.

When her parents divorce, she relocates to her mom’s home in Harlem, and is forced to tackle her biracial roots. Throughout the story, she also becomes aware of the privileges she has as a white passing biracial, in comparison to her black relatives.

The book talks heavily about racial identity, and how white supremacy still affects us today.

LaKayla McGuire, 9, said, “The book was really good, and really insightful. I recommend other people to read it, even if you don’t relate to the experiences, it teaches you a lot about racial prejudice.”

The book is now available in the media center’s “READ WOKE” section of the library.