for Honeysmoke by Monique Fields and Yesenia Moises
A young biracial girl looks around her world for her color. She finally chooses her own, and creates a new word for herself-honeysmoke.
Simone wants a color.
She asks Mama, "Am I black or white?"
"Boo," Mama says, just like mamas do, "a color is just a word."
She asks Daddy, "Am I black or white?"
"Well," Daddy says, just like daddies do, "you're a little bit of both."
For multiracial children, and all children everywhere, this picture book offers a universal message that empowers young people to create their own self-identity.
Simone knows her color-she is honeysmoke.
An Imprint Book
"Honeysmoke is so beautiful and true that it made me burst into tears of gratitude for what [Monique Fields] has given to us all. Honeysmoke should be in every library and gathering place of young children."
-Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance