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From an award-winning author, an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring pigments and dyes made from natural sources—across time and around the world
Colors don’t come out of nothing.
They always start somewhere . . .
With something . . .
Discover how color is harnessed from nature in this survey of dyes and pigments from around the world. Organized by color—from yellow to purple to red and more—Before Colors marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers.
In the narrative text, readers will encounter markers and artists as they source and process materials, transforming the most unexpected things into vibrant pigments and dyes. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive lists of specific shades, short bios of colorful characters, and more.
Annette Bay Pimentel is the author of several nonfiction picture books, including the Schneider Family Book Award honor book All the Way to the Top, Pura’s Cuentos,and Before Music. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Madison Safer (she/her) is a queer illustrator whose work is inspired by Russian folk art, Jewish paper cuttings, quilt patterns, and the quiet woods of New England. She received her bachelor of fine arts in illustration studies from Montserrat College of Art.
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 06/06/2023 - 12:00am
On Sale: 06/06/2023 - 12:00am