GIANNA DAVY at Books Inc. Alameda

Author image of Gianna Davy and cover photo of her book No One Owns the Colors

Books Inc. Alameda proudly welcomes children's book author Gianna Davy to the shop for a special storytime of her book No On Owns the Colors!

For every young artist scolded for using the "wrong" color crayon, every boy teased for wearing a pastel shirt, every girl denied blue shoes, here's the perfect response: All colors are for everyone. Just ask Nature!

No One Owns the Colors is a lively celebration of self-expression and a bolstering invitation to advocate for your special uniqueness.

The unnamed and non-gendered narrator shows us that colors are simply part of our natural world. No bit of the spectrum--from pink and blue to scarlet and chartreuse--is meant to be claimed by any one gender or being or culture. Color is not something that can be right or wrong, or better or worse.

Inspired by school yard experiences of her own children, this melodic, rhythmic text provides the words, and the confidence, readers may need if someone says that their color--be it skin, shirt, shoes, or simply the crayon they love most--is wrong.


"Throughout, singsong text takes a circular approach to celebrating Earth's variety of hues, and images and words jointly pay tribute to the way the natural world and its many colors can unite. Ages 4-8." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Well-suited and boldly colored illustrations bring the text to life and could have children reaching for the biggest box of crayons they can find to capture all the colors that are a part of their own identities. Combining nature and self-expression, this title will be useful for all collections and should spark lively discussions with children and even older elementary readers." -- School Library Journal


Gianna Davy, a professional ballerina by age 16, adventured her way across stages for the majority of her life before settling down to start a family. Today she lives in northern California, where she teaches movement, makes jewelry, hugs her children, and belts out karaoke in the car. 

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1344 Park St
Palo Alto, CA 94501
No One Owns the Colors By Gianna Davy, Brenda Rodriguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gianna Davy, Brenda Rodriguez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781951412968
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: The Collective Book Studio - February 7th, 2023

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