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Violet is happy that her father has come to pick her up after her first day at a new school. But as she races over to meet him, one of the other kids asks, "How come your dad is blue and you're not?" Violet has never even thought about this before. Her mother is red and her father is blue, so why isn't she red or blue? Why is she violet? Upset and confused, Violet goes to her mother. Using paints, her mother shows her that when you combine red and blue, you get violet! Like many people in the world, Violet is a beautiful mix of colors. But color isn't really that important. After all, it is what's inside us that counts.

Tania Stehlikis of Indian and French Canadian descent and takes great pride in her mixed heritage. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Vanja Vuleta Jovanovicis a multimedia artist and a freelance graphic designer. Born in the former Yugoslavia, she lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The Violet book trailer is now online for your viewing pleasure!
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781897187609
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jovanovic, Vanja Vuleta 1979-


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Mar 22, 2018

I love this book! The story, the illustrations, and the message! It's okay to be whatever colour you are, even if it is different!!!!

stephensreadersrock Apr 28, 2011

I think her favourite colour is purple because she is purple. Her parents were different colours too. What really matters is who we are not what we look like. The pictures are cool.

skinnersreaders Apr 27, 2011

violet is my favourite colour. It is a boy and a girls colour. She was lucky to have parents who loved her.


Grade 1c- It doesn't matter what colour you are or what colour your parents are. We are all special in our own way. We are all God's children.

WinonaPS Apr 04, 2011

1/2 A gives this book 4 stars because it taught us to be yourself no matter what skin colour you have.

MrsClements Mar 28, 2011

I love the video on Youtube for this book. I like the fact that red and blue makes purple, or violet. Is Lavender her sister?

lms Jan 02, 2011

picture book about mixed heritage. OLA Forest of Reading 2011 Blue Spruce Award title

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VeganGreen Jan 15, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10


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