Black, White, Just Right! (Paperback)

By Marguerite W. Davol, Irene Trivas (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807507889, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/1993)

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This simple story celebrates how the differences between one mother and father blend to make the perfect combination in their daughter. As this little family moves through the world, the girl notes some of the ways that her parents are different from each other, and how she is different from both of them. With each difference she lists, she highlights the ways that their individual characteristics join together to make her family. The fact that her mother is African American and her father is white is just one of the many interesting things that make this little girl and her family “just right.”

About the Author

Marguerite W. Davol taught young children for many years at the Gorse Child Study Center at Mount Holyoke College. She wrote numerous titles including Heart of the Wood, How Snake Got His Hiss, and Papa Alonzo Leatherby. Irene Trivas illustrated more than 100 books for children and worked in the music industry and in advertising.