No One Owns the Colors Storytime and Book Release

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Join us for a special storytime and book release event for the No One Owns the Colors by author, Gianna Davy.   

For every young artist scolded for using the “wrong” color crayon, every boy teased for wearing a pastel shirt, every girl denied blue shoes, here’s the perfect response: All colors are for everyone. Just ask Nature!

No One Owns the Colors is a lively celebration of self-expression and a bolstering invitation to advocate for your special uniqueness. The unnamed and non-gendered narrator shows us that colors are simply part of our natural world. No bit of the spectrum—from pink and blue to scarlet and chartreuse—is meant to be claimed by any one gender or being or culture. Color is not something that can be right or wrong, or better or worse. Inspired by school yard experiences of the author's own children, this melodic, rhythmic text provides the words and the confidence readers may need if someone says that their color—be it skin, shirt, shoes, or simply the crayon they love most—is wrong.

A professional ballerina by age 16, Gianna Davy adventured her way across stages for 15 glorious years until settling down to start a family. She loves collections of odd words, castle trees, and the notion that life and art are inseparable. She hopes No One Owns the Colors will inspire people to claim their color, claim their voice, and truly celebrate who they are and what they love. She lives in Healdsburg, CA where she teaches movement, makes jewelry, hugs her children, and belts out karaoke in the car. She’s currently pursuing a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.