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 This will appeal to so many biracial kids looking for a way to embrace every part of themselves. --NBCNews.com A terrific addition to the WeNeedDiverseBooks canon, where it joins such books as Selina Alko's I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother and Taye Diggs' Mixed Me . --Booklist
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"Fields' extensive experience writing about race and identity translates with beautiful simplicity here for younger readers, and Moises paints Simone with great tenderness... A terrific addition to the WeNeedDiverseBooks canon, where it joins such books as Selina Alko's I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother and Taye Diggs' Mixed Me!." --Booklist
"My daughter, who is also multiracial, was asking about her own color word after reading the book. Monique Fields has multiracial kids herself... and this book serves as a kid-friendly way to start that conversation." --Geek Dad
"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