Colors of the Wind, an Extraordinary Picture Book

Book Review by Kirsti Call
colors of the windWhen I opened the package containing Colors of the Wind, by J. L. Powers and George Mendoza, I instantly knew it would be a hit with my kids.

The stunningly beautiful picture book is written about George Mendoza, a blind artist and athlete who also illustrated the book. I read this book to my 12, 11, 8, 6, and 4 year old’s and they were mesmerized.

The story is visually arresting and the pictures fit seamlessly into the narrative. The story of George is inspiring and motivating…if a blind man can win Olympic medals and paint, then anything is possible. The message to work hard and persist in following your dreams is an important one and this book shares that message very well.

We’ll be reading this story over and over again for the story, the words, and the breathtaking paintings. Well done, J.L. Powers and George Mendoza!

Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza
By J.L. Powers and George Mendoza
Purple House Press, Published September 1, 2014

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book. -KC


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