Looking for educational discussion guides, teacher guides and more to share with children of all ages? Download this free discussion guide on Vanishing Colors, a beautiful children’s book written by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen and illustrated by Akin Duzakin.

Discuss Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen and Akin Duzakin’s picture book Vanishing Colors in your classroom, library, or other setting. Arranged by Common Core literature standards, this free downloadable pdf will jumpstart conversations and invite reflection on the book’s themes. Thematic connections include refugees, war, hope, and the importance of community.


Vanishing Colors Children's Books Discussion Guide

About Vanishing ColorsAs a young girl and her mother take shelter for the night in their war-torn city, the whole world appears muted and dark. But when a magical bird helps the girl remember happier times, color and joy start to reappear in her world again. This evocative story is a wonderful conversation starter about an important and timely topic.

Vanishing Colors received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was included on USBBY’s 2020 list of Outstanding International Books. The book was also nominated for the Alabama Department of Education’s 2019-2020 Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award.

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