BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR (Roaring Brook Press, 2020) is a vibrant, joyful celebration of black culture, heritage, and heroes. Written in lyrical text, the narrative subtly shifts from concrete black objects, like crayons and braids, to black culture and significant events in history. With well placed quotes and references throughout the text, Joy gives ingenious nods to black writers, artists, and poets who came before her. Both the text and the rich, dynamic art by Ekua Holmes brim with symbolism, making this the kind of book children will pour over time and again. For readers who want more, interesting backmatter explains references in the text and provides background.