Center for Early Education x Chevalier's Books presents...


A presentation by author Angela Joy and her inspiring book, Black is a Rainbow Color.


Grades 3 - 6: Tuesday, October 6 at 9AM

Grades K -2: Wednesday, October 7 at 9AM

Early Childhood: Thursday, October 8 at 9AM


*Orders are due by September 25, 2020. Please note ALL orders will be distributed via CEE on campus—it doesn't matter if you choose shipping or store pickup at check out. Thank you!

*Pleate note you can order the book after September 25, but there may be a significant delay in receiving the books. 


Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but


My color is black . . .
And there's no BLACK in rainbows.


From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall's back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a deeper sentiment about the incredible people who helped change the world and a community that continues to grow and thrive.


Stunningly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ekua Holmes, Black Is a Rainbow Color is a sweeping celebration told through debut author Angela Joy's rhythmically captivating and unforgettable words.



Angela Joy was born and raised in Minneapolis. Before graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota, Angela attended New York University and Spelman College. Angela then traveled as a background vocalist, also working in television and movie soundtracks. She lives in southern California with her family. Black Is a Rainbow Color is her first book. Ekua Holmes is a native of Roxbury, MA, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award, a Brother Thomas Fellowship, and a 5-year appointment to the Boston Art Commission. Her picture books include the Caldecott Honor book Voice of Freedom and the Coretta Scott King Award winners Out of Wonder and The Stuff of Stars. Holmes serves as Assistant Director of MassArt's Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and manages sparc! the ArtMobile, the institution's vehicle for community outreach.



All books will be distributed by CEE on campus. At checkout, you can choose "Store Pickup" to avoid inputting shipping information. Thank you!

Signed Copies! BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR by Angela Joy






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