At a glance:
- Author: Arnold Adoff
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Free verse, Poetry
- Subjects: African Americans, Girls, Family or family life, Mothers, Parents and children, Racism, Blacks, Race, Authors or writers, Interracial relationships, Poetry or poets, Fathers
Form and Content
Arnold Adoff’s All the Colors of the Race contains thirty-six short free-verse poems celebrating heritage, identity, and a sense of self. The poetry can be read as individual works or as one narrative work. The poems are told in the first person from the point of view of a daughter who is a member of a biracial family. They are vehicles to express the girl’s thoughts and feelings about her ancestors, about her place in the world, and especially about the place that she feels most welcome—the satisfying home created by her Jewish father and her...
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