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4.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Joseph Narrator: Lisa Vidal Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780307706058
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Ana Rosa is a blossoming young writer growing up in a poor seaside village in the Dominican Republic. At the young age of twelve, she finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is—watching her brother's search for a future, learning to dance and to love, and finding out what it means to be a part of a community.

But in a country where words are feared, Ana Rosa must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard. Gradually she learns that her words have the power to transform the world around her—celebrating what is most beautiful on her island and transcending even the most unthinkable of tragedies. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Reed | 2/17/2014

    " Quick read, beautifully written...loved her use of language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel Hebert | 2/15/2014

    " i really like this book because i was about the dominican republic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 2/1/2014

    " Loved it!! Very vivid with the descriptions and scenery. Honestly, the longer I read it, the more I felt I was sweating in really humid air. The story was so sweet, real and touching without being sentimental. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 1/31/2014

    " I really liked the book. It was a very nice book. I would read it if I were you. Trust me. One of the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 1/31/2014

    " I love the book, "The color of my words" by Lynn Joseph because Ann Rosa really expresses her feelings in this book. And that's good. And she writes about everything that's happening. And she feels pain when her brother dies because he was protecting her from the man that wanted to take her down from the tree she was in. Some people say it's Ann Rosa's fault that her brother died but me..I can't decide if it's her fault of not. This book is a good book and i recommend this book to every one who has a heart for poems or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/16/2014

    " This book pairs nicely with books presenting themes of oppression by dictatorship or police-state governments (The Composition, Before we were free (Alvarez), Surrender tree (Engle), etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/6/2014

    " Lovely story of a young writer in the Dominican Republic during a time when words can be dangerous. Although this is hinted at in the story, the danger doesn't come until near the end. The book is an easy read and full of beautiful descriptions and analogies. Could be a read aloud. The climax could spark some interesting debate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 1/3/2014

    " wow. a beautiful and powerful little book. i cried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 12/28/2013

    " It was a very interesting book. I would recommend it to people that love to write.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 11/8/2013

    " sad and beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zorrojay | 11/8/2013

    " Its a good book to read for people the ages 10-13 because it is about a girl who wants to express her feelings on books but she can't, there family isn't the richest and it is sentimental. If you want to know more you have to read the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claritza | 10/20/2013

    " This is my favorite book. I recommend this book because it was really interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/20/2013

    " The words in this story are very poetic, and provide entertainment for those readers that wish to dive more deeply into books. The story itself is easy to understand, but older readers will see more than younger readers. This makes this book wonderful for a wide variety of ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart Stotts | 8/6/2013

    " I liked this book, but I couldn't quite reconcile the voice of the narrator with a real person, as opposed to the author's projection of a person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheLibraryOfSarah | 8/5/2013

    " A sweet, feel-good novel but also with some depth- I loved how hard the little girl worked to find anything to write on. I liked the perspective of some of the adults issues through the eyes of a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/22/2013

    " The author is married to a Dominican and spent lots of time in Sosua, the setting of the book. An easy read for teen in a setting close to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Atlas | 3/18/2013

    " Takes place in the Dominican Republic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina Sanchez | 11/21/2012

    " thiss waz a gud book i found itt very interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 2/14/2012

    " A truly beautiful and touching story. I recomend to anyone who is interested in reading it. It's all about poetry. Every chapter starts out with a poem. You can not read a book more beautiful and touching than The Color of my Words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/14/2012

    " A wonderful diversity book! Would be great for older readers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Kim | 10/6/2011

    " Ana Rosa is a blossoming writer growing up in the Dominican Republic, a country where words are feared. I think that I don't like this kinds of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zunaina | 7/3/2011

    " This book is great for who ever likes poetry. This book is filled with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeiri | 5/14/2011

    " this book is so hot is all about poetry in dominican life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiarahernandez803 | 5/3/2011

    " you should always follow your dreams no matter how high in the sky they are!=D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kuwana | 4/8/2011

    " Induces tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edmiary | 4/4/2011

    " I actually was assigned to read this book in school so I was suprised when I found it was interesting. I actually read it in Spanish, though. Anyway, it was an amazing story and I have to confess I even had a little weeping at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emelda | 3/26/2011

    " This is a good/sad book. EVERYONE should read it
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/24/2011

    " A sweet, feel-good novel but also with some depth- I loved how hard the little girl worked to find anything to write on. I liked the perspective of some of the adults issues through the eyes of a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juan | 11/4/2010

    " in the end its sad because his brother dies to protect her and the tree but at least he save her sis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilylopez | 11/1/2010

    " Really good book. If you like girls who are trying to find themselves this is the book for you "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/14/2010

    " Quick read, beautifully written...loved her use of language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina | 3/12/2010

    " thiss waz a gud book i found itt very interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jazzybabe125 | 2/13/2010

    " BEST BOOK EVER BECAUSE IT TOOK PLACE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!!!
    and because the girl had the dream of becoming a writer
    but people would just make her lose her faith
    but she didn't give up she kept tryying and hoping and dreaming of that day coming true :] "

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