The Story of Color/La Historia de los colores

Written by Subcomandante Marcos (author) and Anne Bar Din (translator) and Illustrated by Domitila Dominguez

This beautifully illustrated folktale teaches us all about the value of diversity. Old man Antonio tells how a long time ago the world was just black and white and gray. This bored the gods, so they went looking for bright colors and they found them in the most peculiar places! No one exactly knows who -Subcomandante Marcos is, but since New Year’s Day 1994, when the Zapatistas declared war on the Mexican government, he has become a post-modern revolutionary hero.

Age Range 9 - 12 years
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Cinco Puntos Press; Bilingual edition
Grade Level 4th - 7th