Malathi Michelle Iyengar

Books by This Author

Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown

Painting of diverse brown people
Illustrated by: Jamel Akib
Age Level: 6-9

This collection of multicultural poetry celebrates the color brown and all of the delicious and familiar places it can be found, from the reddish-brown mountains of the Southwest to the tamarind paste used in Mumbai to the acorns found on a city street. Author Malathi Michelle Iyengar uses the poems to express an appreciation for the many ethnic backgrounds who describe their skin color as "brown" around the world. Jamel Akib's warm drawings are a perfect complement to the poetry.