Beautiful Blackbird (2020)

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  • Title: Beautiful Blackbird
  • Author: Ashley Bryan
  • ISBN: 9780689847318
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
Beautiful Blackbird Ashley Bryan Black is beautiful, uh huh Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too Although Blackbird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persistBlack is beautiful, uh huh Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too Although Blackbird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings markings that detail birds to this very day Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan s adaptation of a tale from the Ila speaking people of Zambia resonates both with rhythm and the tale s universal meanings appreciating one s heritage and discovering the beauty within His cut paper artwork is a joy.
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  1. AgnÄ—

    3.5 out of 5Beautiful Blackbird is a rhythmic, swaggy retelling of a tale from the Ila speaking people of Zambia with a reaffirming messages Black is beautiful, uh huh or Color on the outside is not what s on the inside and bold, vibrant cut paper collage illustrations

  2. L12_Anke

    Coretta Scott King award winner, Beautiful Blackbird, is a book to add to your collection for its message, its rhythm as well as its simple artistic beauty This is a story adapted from a tale of the people of Zambia and it often reads like a poem or a song with its rhyme and alliteration All the birds in the story are of one color and they long to be as beautiful as the black bird They beg him for a little black color in their feathers and he is kind enough to share what he has with all of them [...]

  3. Katharine Coggeshall

    I picked this book up for my 5 year old because I saw it had won a few awards, so I was curious I quickly realized it was written by an African author with lots of African imagery and theme Perhaps this is part of the reason for the attention it has been receiving, but I did not base my review on this at all A good book is a good book, regardless of the author And, this is quite simply a good book Visual, colorful, perfectly paced, and filled with symbolism, I really enjoyed Beautiful Blackbird. [...]

  4. Elizabeth

    I really like that this story starts off with unanimity that Black is beautiful I was actually expecting the book to be from the 1960s or 70s, but it s actually 2003 I also appreciate that although Blackbird acquiesces to the other birds request for some of his beautiful color, he points out that, Color on the outside is not what s on the inside You don t act like me You don t eat like me You don t get down in the groove and move your feet like me, and, We ll see the difference a touch of black [...]

  5. Alondra Guijarro

    I absolutely loved this book I loved everything about it The pictures were very bold and colorful It had such a beautiful message No matter how we look like its not important What matters is what are from inside Beautiful Blackbird was such a touching book All the colorful birds wanted to be like the black bird because it was the most beautiful bird However, they figured out their color doesn t define them I recommend this book for all ages The message is so deep and heart warming that sometimes [...]

  6. Eunhye Yu

    By Ashley Bryan When you were younger did you ever notice a moral of a picture book, chapter book, etc when you were reading them I definitely didn t until reading the Beautiful Blackbird and realizing the hidden message behind the words The Beautiful Blackbird was written with a narrator as the point of view and some dialogues from the other characters at times This book took place in Africa and it talks about a group of birds of all the colors on a rainbow that have never seen a black feathere [...]

  7. Aly Gutierrez

    Book summary This story tells the tale of a black bird who lived among birds of various color in Africa All the colorful birds think the black bird is the most beautiful One bird, Ringdove, comes to the black bird and asks him to make him a black bird So a paste is made up and Ringdove becomes a black bird The other birds see this and want some black on them as well So everyone has some black paste markings and everyone feels beautiful Coretta Scott King Award Grade level, interest level, Lexile [...]

  8. Chrissi Guarnieri

    This Coretta Scott King Award winning book is based on a tale originally told in Zambia The story is told in a rhythmic way and the sing song nature of the writing style really draws the reader into the pros The story is about birds of all colors that see the blackbird as the most beautiful of all birds The birds want to be like him, but he can see that beauty comes from within Rather than changing all the birds to black, despite their wishes, he paints a different pattern with a black feather o [...]

  9. Rachael LaRochelle

    Beautiful Blackbird is a book that teaches children that true beauty comes from within The book is about how all of the birds in Africa were colorful expect for one blackbird Black represented beauty and the other birds, wanting to be beautiful too, begged the blackbird to paint some of their feather black so that they would be beautiful too The Blackbird agrees to paint them black, but wants them to know that the black paint will not make them beautiful because beauty comes from within This is [...]

  10. Kendra Person

    Audience PrimaryGenre Folk tale Quote We ll see the difference a touch of black can make Just remember, whatever I do, I ll be me and you be you Rational I chose this quote because in the book, all of the birds think back is the most beautiful color and want to be like black bird This quote describes that color only changes what you look like, not who you are This quote provides a mental image because it leaves you wondering how he is going to add a touch of black And what the character looks li [...]

  11. Kelly

    Beautiful Blackbird is a wonderful by Ashley Bryan Several colored birds want to be black like blackbird They ask blackbird to paint their feathers with a black marking so they can be beautiful like blackbird Blackburn reminds that that their beauty inside of them and not on the outside A great book for children ages six to nine A powerful message about how beauty is what s inside of us and that we are all beautiful and unique

  12. Kim Pietrobono

    Award s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Coretta Scott King AwardGrades Kindergarten Grade 3Summary Beautiful Blackbird is a picture book written by Ashley Bryan, which explores the idea of diversity in a fun and unique story with bright and vibrant illustrations The book relates a story about a blackbird that is considered to be the most beautiful of all the birds The birds recognize it is okay to be different and learn that who you are on the inside is what matters most The birds are able to look p [...]

  13. Kay

    Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan is a very vibrant children s book with colorful illustrations on each and every page The cover illustrates every color of the rainbow when illustrating the blackbird flying in the sky The back cover shows the blackbird again this time surrounded by the other colorful birds of the forest What is so different about this story s end paper is that it has all the colorful birds on a tree but then it also randomly has a cutout of a pair of scissors Lines are very mu [...]

  14. Rebekah Mitchell

    SummaryLong ago, all birds were colored solid reds, yellows, blues, and greens Blackbird was the only black bird, and he was the most beautiful of all His feathers reflected all the colors from the sun, and the others were envious of his beauty They asked to be marked with black too, and Blackbird obliged, but reminded them that true beauty comes from within To this day, birds still have beautiful black markings given to them by Blackbird.EvaluationThis story is an adaptation of a tale from the [...]

  15. Johanna Leijonhielm

    Summary This book is about a beautiful blackbird in Africa that lives among many other birds with different kind of colors Everybody think that the blackbird is the most beautiful bird and wants to have black feathers as well One day, a bird ask the blackbird to make him black too, and when the other birds heard that, they did also want to be painted black Instead of making all the birds black, the blackbird paints different patterns of black color on each bird, and gives an explanation about ho [...]

  16. Hillary Shutter

    Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan is such a colorful and inspirational informational social studies book The story was derived from the country of Zambia and the meaning can resonate with people from all over the world The blackbird was the most beautiful bird and all the other birds wanted to be just like the blackbird Although the blackbird preaches that beauty comes from within the other refuse to give up in search for being beautiful Eventually you see rings and dots of black on all the ot [...]

  17. Lara Lamb

    This book tells the tale of a beautiful blackbird who all the other birds in the forest envy for his beauty The other birds try to talk the blackbird into painting their feathers black like his but he is quick to remind his friends that true beauty lies within and that they are beautiful in their own unique way I thought the overall message of this story was a good one but felt the illustrations could have been done in a better format This could be used in the classroom to remind kids that beaut [...]

  18. Erin

    This book is certainly special in the sense that it can be read on the surface as a story of a bird who shares his colors, but also from a modern racial perspective I enjoyed the celebration of black being beautiful, instead of typical ostracism of differences that can be seen in stories This symbolically celebrates sharing black culture with others, but remaining true to oneself Well see the difference a touch of black can make Just remember, whatever I do, I ll be me and you ll be you

  19. Ashley B.

    This is a story about a blackbird who is loved and liked by all the other birds The other birds are of all colors and sizes One day, a gray bird wants to have a special black marking, so the blackbird gives this bird a beautiful design on its neck Soon, all the other birds want their own special markings Every bird has something different and unique to them This book shows how even though everyone is different, they are all the same as well The colors and pictures in this story are amazing, very [...]

  20. Dain Frisby-Dart

    I Loved This A beautiful story that had simple, colorful illustrations, beautiful rhyming songs and a lovely way of explaining both why birds got the color black in their feathers and a metaphor for how people are all different colors And black is beautiful It doesn t matter that the deeper lessons meanings will go over the youngest reader s heads, it s a fun story and you can hear Africa in the telling of it.

  21. Gabrielle

    This book is about a bunch of colorful birds wanting some black on them They see a blackbird and are jealous of him The blackbird tells the other birds that it doesn t matter what you look like on the outside it matters who you are on the inside This would be a good book to show students that being a good person is what really matters, and you shouldn t judge someone by how they look.

  22. Sam Dawson

    Beautiful Blackbird was a unique book that was loaded with colors But I wasn t fond of it because it focused on changing ones image and not loving yourself for who you are It made me feel like the birds were not good enough and that they had to change to be beautiful.

  23. Breyanna Hill

    In a story of the Illa people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his blackening brew.

  24. Makkena

    I thought this was a great book There were very bright colors on the illustrations and it gave a sense of it s not always on the outside that counts Everyone is different

  25. Bethany Lovhaug

    Although Blackbird tells the birds of the forest red, yellow, blue, and green that beauty comes from within, the birds insist that they need a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings markings that detail birds to this very day.

  26. Shawndale Sanders

    Great African American read for children I read this book with my boys and we loved it Great message

  27. Emma Hughes

    1 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award2 3rd grade3 Blackbird is not like the other birds, instead of having colors, Blackbird is all black After being voted most beautiful bird, he is asked by the other birds to be painted black He draws designs on the birds but makes sure that everyone still acts like who they are on the inside of their feathers.4 From the cover to the words, this book is full of color, fun and life The meaning of the book is very special and one that students can relate to I just was no [...]

  28. Crystal Velez

    Award s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Coretta Scott King AwardGrades Kindergarten Grade 3Summary Ashley Bryan s Beautiful Blackbird is a picture book about a particular blackbird being considered the most beautiful of all birds It is a book about diversity and how it is okay to be different and what matters most is what you are like on the inside All the birds are different colors but they are able to come together as one body and put all their differences aside and still be friends with one anoth [...]

  29. Marisol Herrera

    Plot Summary This fictional picture book conveys a powerful message to all sorts of readers After all the colorful birds in Africa admire Blackbird for being the only bird who is black and select him as being the most beautiful of them all, the blackless birds beg Blackbird to paint them with a touch of his black Although Blackbird tells them that true beauty comes from the inside, the birds insist and Blackbird generously shares some of his blackening by decorating black markings on the other b [...]

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