I Color Myself Different


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$18.99  $17.66
Scholastic Inc.
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9.3 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Colin Kaepernick is a Super Bowl quarterback and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who fights oppression globally. He founded the Know Your Rights Camp, which advances the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown people through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. In 2019, he started Kaepernick Publishing to empower a new generation of writers and creators through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres that focus on amplifying diverse views and voices. KaepernickPublishing.com

ERIC WILKERSON is an award-winning illustrator and conceptual artist who has created many sci-fi, fantasy, and middle grade book covers. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he teaches illustration at CG Spectrum, while also focusing on painting people of color having out-of-this-world adventures. Eric lives in Northern Virginia and this is his first picture book. Visit his website at ericwilkersonart.com.


Amazon Best Book of 2022 (ages 3-5)

Carter G. Woodson Honor Award 2023

New York Times Bestseller

* "This affirming autobiographical look at race and belonging for young readers is a recommended first purchase for public and elementary school libraries. Ideal for read-alouds and starting discussions on family, race, and identity." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Realistic renditions coupled with a simple text capture Colin Kaepernick's poignant message of individuality." - Story Monsters

"I Color Myself Different exemplifies Colin Kaepernick's continuous efforts to leave this world better than he found it, for all people. He reminds us that to be different is to be cool. To be different is to be special. To be different is to find value in yourself, just the way you are." - Malcolm Mitchell, author of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World and Super Bowl champ