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Colour of People


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 32 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 05/07/2018 ISBN: 9781912417070

Colour of People

Mauricio Negro

Little Island

People come in different colours — and some of them change colour too. You might be blue with cold or be feeling a little green, but no matter what your race, you get feverish when you’re sick, you can go cross-eyed with fear — and if you cut yourself, you bleed red.

People are different — and people are the same. That is the message of this wordless picturebook, which takes a playful yet serious look at race, colour and the emotions. Originally published in Brazil.

This intriguing silent picturebook invites children to look at and beyond the colour of people.

Selling points

  • Wordless/silent picturebook – accessible to all reading levels
  • Themes of race and difference
  • Representations of diversity
  • Illustration by leading Brazilian artist


‘Extraordinarily simple and complex all at once, silently shouting a basic truth about the human condition: we are all different, we are all the same’ – Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, picturebook author/artist

‘A powerful wordless exploration of the paradigms surrounding skin colour, Colour of People gently breaks the barriers of racism and invites readers to question their own human connections’ – Tarsila Kruse, picturebook artist

‘A stunning book – a book for all mankind’ – Patricia Forde, author of The Wordsmith

‘A thought-provoking and innovative way to introduce children to the concept of diversity’ – Immigrant Council of Ireland


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