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The Resource The Colors of the Rain

The Colors of the Rain

Label
The Colors of the Rain
Title
The Colors of the Rain
Statement of responsibility
R. L. Toalson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten-year-old Paulie Sanders hates his name because it also belonged to his daddy—his daddy who killed a fellow white man and then crashed his car. With his mama unable to cope, Paulie and his sister, Charlie, move in with their Aunt Bee and attend a new elementary school. But it’s 1972, and this new school puts them right in the middle of the Houston School District’s war on desegregation. Paulie soon begins to question everything. He hears his daddy’s crime was a race-related one; he killed a white man defending a black man, and when Paulie starts picking fights with a black boy at school, he must face his reasons for doing so. When dark family secrets are revealed, the way forward for everyone will change the way Paulie thinks about family forever. The Colors of the Rain is an authentic, heartbreaking portrait of loss and human connection during an era fraught with racial tension set in verse from debut author R. L. Toalson
Summary
After his father is killed, Paulie is sent to live with his Aunt Bee in Houston, a city fighting desegregation, but as Paulie gets into fights with an African American boy, he is forced to accept that his father died defending his African American best friend
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10734251
Cataloging source
BT
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Toalson, R. L
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Colors of the Rain
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_527551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781499808155
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Colors of the Rain
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_527551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781499808155
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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