• 32 Pages
  • 8" x 9"
  • 9780807507889
  • September 2019

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  • The narrator enumerates qualities inherited from her parents—a face that’s “a little dark, a little light,” somewhere between Mama’s “chestnut brown” and Papa’s fair skin; hair that’s “halfway in-between” blond and black…Trivas’s freely rendered art portraying this happy family of three is upbeat and attractive. A photo of the author with her “just-right” grandchildren (also evidently from an interracial family) is included.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • The book’s upbeat tone is welcoming and refreshing. By moving beyond physical differences, Davol successfully shows how families are composed of distinct individuals whose love is the key to securing a child’s sense of self.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Biracial readers may identify with the specific examples given, while all young children can relate to inheriting characteristics from their parents. The text varies from prose to a rhyme that can be followed; throughout both, the refrain ‘just right’ consistently rings.

    - The Horn Book Guide


Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7