Item description for El Color De Mis Palabras by Lynn Joseph & Alberto Jimenez Rioja...
Overview When life gets difficult for Ana Rosa, a twelve-year-old would-be writer in a village in the Dominican Republic, she can depend on her older brother to make her feel better--until the life-changing events on her thirteenth birthday.
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Lynn Joseph was born in Trinidad and is the author of many picture books for children about her island home, including A Wave in Her Pocket, An Island Christmas, The Mermaid's Twin Sister, and Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story. This is her second novel about the Dominican Republic, following her acclaimed book The Color of My Words, winner of the Americas Award. She has two sons, Jared and Brandt, and resides in New York and Bermuda.
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Words do have colors! Nov 18, 2003
This is one of my most favorite books ever! It is a coming of age novel of a young girl in the Dom. Republic. Through poetry at the begining of each chapter the mood is sucsesfully set, telling of a girl who lives in poverty and the restrictions of the government. When she tries with the help of her family to resist them trying to take her property, she is struck by tragedy. This is a beautiful, moving book that might cause a few tears. I cannot say enough about it. I'm sure it will inspire others like it inspired me!