A young boy wishes he was different until he is empowered by those around him to embrace his true self in this affirming picture book. All the men in his family have blue shadows, but the young boy’s shadow is pink and enjoys things “not for boys”—something his father assures him is “just a phase.” The palette is bright and playful, toying with cliched, gendered colors—blue and pink—and sunny splashes of yellow that reflect the boy’s path to self-confidence.
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