The Color of My Words

The Color of My Words

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Sometimes you have no control over what will happen next, as I discovered the year I was twelve years old. . .

Ana Rosa is a blossoming young writer growing up in a poor seaside village in the Dominican Republic. At twelve, she finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is--watching her brother's search for a future, learning to dance and to love, and finding out what it means to be a part of a community.

But in a country where words are feared, Ana Rosa must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard. Gradually she learns that her words have the power to transform the world around her-celebrating what is most beautiful on her island and transcending even the most unthinkable of tragedies.

This debut novel from poet Lynn Joseph is a lush and lyrical journey into the landscape and culture of the Dominican Republic. The Color of My Words explores the pain and the poetry behind what it means to be part of a family, what it takes to find your place in the world-and what it feels like to write it all down.

Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL), Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council, 2001 Notable Children's Books (ALA), Top 10 Youth First Novels (Booklist), and Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib.

Publisher: New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2000.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060282325
Branch Call Number: j F JOSEPH L
Characteristics: 138 pages ; 20 cm.


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Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

This is the first book I have ever cried for. It is amazing.

Dec 06, 2009

so sad and such a good book.


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Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

A twelve year old girl named Ana Rosa wishes to be a writer. She has a talent, but living in the Dominican Republic, she cannot write because women are not allowed to write. She depends on her brother, until a fatal fight changes everything


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