"It’s hard to hear people imply that you can’t be who you know you are because your reality doesn’t jive with how they’ve been taught to see the world."
There isn’t a person of color that can say they don’t understand this sentiment. Color Me In is such a necessary read for anyone that is interested in what it feels like to travel in spaces unsure of where you belong and/or fit in. Too white for some folks and too brown for others, it’s a story that many can relate to.
"I want to make a person feel so loved that they aren't afraid to share everything, even the ugly, dirty parts of life that no one wants to admit."
The good mark of fiction is one that forces you take a step back and reflect on your own life. Diaz might be a debut author but she has mastered what so many veterans have failed to do. Color Me In hits on all cylinders. It contains race issues, class issues, religious differences, family dynamics, and love. But, the most important facet of Color Me In is the journey that one must take to say, “this is me and you will accept me for who I am!”
I don’t do this too often but this is a book that I definitely recommend for others to read!