When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.
"I don't want to be brown!" says a little girl about her skin. But so many beautiful things in the world are brown -- calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful! Through lyrical words and stunning illustrations, it soon becomes clear that this brown sugar babe should be proud of the skin she's in.
Eight-year-old Eli doesn't want anything to do with his stepfather, Ari. He misses his father, who now lives in Alaska with his new wife and baby, and convinces himself that he can ride his bike from Seattle to Alaska. One of his first challenges is to make it through the area where the Swamp Man lives.