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...

  • Alex  Baugh

    Harpreet Singh, a young Sikh, loves colors and uses them to express his feelings. In fact, he has a color for everything: yellow for when he feels sunny, pink for celebrating, red for a boost of coura...

  • Ashley

    A kid who's sad to move to a new place wears a white patka to be invisible until he makes a friend and starts using colours. Happy to see the conflict in the book was situational and there was no bull...

  • Kris

    Oh, I loved this! Who can't relate to wanting to feel invisible sometimes? And the link between the colors of Harpreet's patkas and his moods is so great. I also really, really liked that this was not...

  • Bethe

    Diverse cultural take on the wearing a different color for your mood type of book, this one also goes for the moving away and meeting new friends books. Best part of book, other than the brightly colo...

  • Rachel

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

  • KC

    An inspirational story of acceptance, strength, courage, all with color. ...