Book Review: The Black Book of Colors

The Black Book of ColorsHow would a blind/visually impaired person respond to the question “What is Color”? The Black Book of Colors┬áby Menena Cottin helps put color in perspective for adults as well as children. The entire book, including the embossed illustrations are in black. The white text is accompanied by the Braille equivalent. “Brown crunches under his feet like fall leaves”. The author reveals that while a blind person cannot see, color can be associated with the other senses. “Sometimes it smells like chocolate, and other times it stinks.” [smile] Children will quickly catch on, and contribute. The sensory experience of this book is engaging, and the Braille alphabet can be found in the back. Parents will want to pass on that just as a toddler learns their colors, a visually impaired person needs to learn color’s sensory associations. – A great book to share for empathy and understanding. (Pilcrow Grant Award Book)

Updated: October 5, 2016 — 2:53 pm

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