The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

“Alea Marley’s cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart.” —Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic

“This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures.” —Kirkus


Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again?

Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patkahis turban—smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet’s mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?

Title:The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781454931843
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    The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan

    I really liked this book. 4-1/2 starsA bit of education about Sikh religion’s beliefs and customs, particularly on the last page. A great story for kids who must move or have moved and struggle with...

  • Abigail

    An exuberant young boy who liked to express his emotional state through the color of his patka - the patka is a style of turban often worn by younger Sikh boys - Harpreet Singh wasn't thrilled when hi...

  • Jillian Heise

    Love, Love, Love this book!!...

  • Stephanie

    What a lovely book! I loved Harpeet's love of colors, his care with choosing patkas for every occassion, and how this is a gentle book about emotional intelligence and how hard moving and starting a l...

  • Rachel

    This is a wonderful book about kindness, being brave and love....

  • Anna Smithberger

    I really loved this on multiple levels, but especially for how it deals with the difficulty of moving (new things are scary no matter how old you are). And it’s so beautiful!...

  • Alyssa Gudenburr

    A great book about different colors and clothing of different cultures. This book shows a boy who wears a patka for his Sikh religion and each color has a different meaning for him. This would make a ...

  • Marcie

    Lovely and the afterword is a great introduction to Sikh religion. Will be wonderful with any friendship series....

  • Allie

    Colorful and cute, with a wonderful accessible explanation for kids as to why people, who are followers of Sikhism, wear turbans or patkas. ...

  • Leslie

    Oh, my, but this is the sweetest book. Easily one of the loveliest and most effortless Family-Moving picture books I’ve seen. The gentle transitions in the story paired with an equally attractive st...