El color de tu piel (The Color of Your Skin)

El color de tu piel (The Color of Your Skin)

Desirée Acevedo


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An entertaining yet creative way to address and celebrate diversity among young children. Like a multicolor pencil palette, what defines human beings is their uniqueness and their diversity.

Vega and her colored pencils were inseparable. Together they created the most impressive drawings that were later exposed in the best museum in the world: the refrigerator at home. Vega used all the colors you can imagine for her drawings: red, yellow, blue, gold… At school, Vega was immersed in one of her new creations when her friend Alex stopped by, and peered into the box of pencils Vega had on her table. “Can you lend me the skin-colored pencil, please?” he asked. Skin-colored? Vega and Alex wondered why there is such a color in the box. With curiosity and creativity they will explore the diversity of skin tones of people who are part of their daily lives and they will discover that the “skin-color” can have a thousand shades and not just one.

Premiado en los Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards de 2021. Como una paleta de lápiz multicolor, lo que define a los seres humanos es su singularidad y su diversidad. Una historia entretenida y creativa que aborda y celebra la diversidad entre los niños pequeños.

Vega y sus lápices de colores eran inseparables. Juntos creaban los dibujos más impresionantes que luego colgaban en el mejor museo del mundo: la nevera de casa. Sus pinturas contenían todos los colores que os podáis imaginar: rojo, amarillo, azul, dorado… En el colegio, Vega estaba sumergida en una de sus nuevas creaciones cuando su amigo Álex se acercó a ella y, mirando la caja de colores que tenía Vega, le preguntó:

—¿Me dejas el color carne?

¿El color carne? Vega y Álex se preguntaron por qué en la caja de lápices de colores hay uno que se llama así. Con curiosidad y creatividad explorarán la diversidad de tonos de piel de personas que forman parte de su día a día y descubrirán que el “color carne” puede tener mil tonalidades y no solo una.


Desirée Acevedo:

Desirée Acevedo is a Spanish illustrator born in Huelva. Passionate about drawing since she held a pencil in her hand for the first time, everything suggested that she would study some artistic degree, but she finally graduated in Teaching. That is the reason her picture books combine her three passions: writing stories, illustrating them and the timeless lessons that books offer. Acevedo now lives in Seville, where she has participated in several courses on illustration, drawing techniques, narrative and one specifically on the creative process of the picture book. She has published more than 20 picture books.

The award-winning illustrator Silvia Álvarez was born in the tropical coastal city of La Ceiba, Honduras, by a Honduran father and a Spanish mother. At the age of seven she moved to Spain now living in Seville where she graduated in Fine Arts. She was awarded Gold Medal at the International Latino Book Awards for his artwork in Daisy (Cuento de luz, 2017).