Inspired by the question of her cartwheeling five-year-old niece, "Emmy, What Color is Goodness?," this poem was written to help readers find goodness in the most unexpected places.
First-time author EMILY MORRISON offers a vision of kindness, acceptance, and understanding in unsettled times within this beautiful poem, featuring the delightful illustrations of accomplished artist PAM MCDONNELL. The book is a discovery of the infinite colors of goodness and all the places where it can be found. In its exploration, the tale takes the reader through all the colors of the rainbow, delving inside brown boxes and ribboned packages, in dark grey spaces, and even deep inside all of us.
Goodness is found while dancing wildly, singing joyfully and in quiet spaces with almost no color.
Like her childhood icons Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou, Morrison was raised on the works of Shel Silverstein and A.A. Milne, the beauty and humor found in the interplay of their clever images and words that had a lasting impact on her imagination. Believing that there is not enough new poetry available today, Morrison hopes to transport readers to a world where poetry tells a powerful story that relates to audiences of all ages. She believes lyrical poetry has the power to inspire emotions that can create change. What Color Is Goodness? explores friendships, vulnerability, mindfulness, gratitude, acceptance, and community, lessons that connect all generations.