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Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois, 1919
Dear America Series Book #18 of 43 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Patricia McKissack

Book Info

Published on April 1, 2000
Age Group: 8 - 13 years
Reading Level: AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #35834)
GLE: 6.5
DRA: 50
Lexile® measure: 760L

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Mama gave my sister and me diaries for Christmas, saying, "Every young lady should have a diary." I would have gladly sacrificed three toes and a finger to get some other "young lady" to take the little pink-and-white, ruffle-trimmed book off my hands.

Back Cover:
January 2, 1919
Some people are so color struck. They think being light-skinned is better than being dark! Mama says that's nonsense and I think so, too. I love it when Mama tells about her grandmother, Lizzie Palmer. She was a slave. After the war, because she was so light-skinned many people thought she was white. But when people asked Lizzie Palmer if she was white, she'd always answer, "No, color me dark."

Daddy won't stand for color talk, either. He says a Colored family is like a beautiful bouquet of flowers—all different colors, sizes, and shapes. But each one beautiful in his or her own way. We only need to look at Daddy's side of the family to see that hes telling us the truth. The Love family is just like the bouquet Daddy described.

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