Tashi Thomas narrates this picture-book adaptation, which delves into the depths of the color blue. The author examines every aspect of it-- from the science behind it and its discovery to the cultural and religious significance of producing a color so rare in nature. The author also notes the often harmful economic and social impacts of early production methods on enslaved people. Thomas's performance of the frequently lyrical text is enthusiastic, spirited, and animated. However, the loop of sprightly walking-pace music often makes the audiobook feel like it's moving toward a crescendo that never arrives. Tracks containing author's notes and fun facts are more muted in delivery. The picture book would be a welcome companion. L.T. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593509326 $5.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593509333 $22.00
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