Kids Reviews

Q/A with 3rd and 4th Graders

P.S. 121 the Thorpe School Bronx, NY

What do you think of Apricot Brown?

“I think the book was awesome!”
“Apricot Brown is a really good story. I like the art and her different colors!”
“Apricot Brown is smart and tells people to love who they are.”
“Apricot Brown has her own free will.”
“I think Apricot Brown believes in herself to do different cultures!”
“I like her style and hip words in the story.”
“She is being what she wants to be.”
“I liked Apricot Brown because it told you a lesson about don’t be a follower, be a leader.”

What does being “Undefinable” mean?

“You can be whatever you want to be anytime.”
“Undefinable means add your own twist.”
“Undefinable means be different then everyone else.”
“Apricot Brown was so many people!”
“She doesn’t care what people say about her.”
“She likes different cultures.”
“Your own style!”
“Her parents were black and white!”

What did you learn by reading the Apricot Brown book?

“Being different is not all that bad.”
“I learned about Rasta Fairy, Bo’bey Girl, and Chica!”
“I learned that you can’t be bullied around and to be brave.”
“I learned how to be different.”
“I learned to love being you.”
“I learned I can be whatever I want to be.”
“I learned that I need to love myself.”
“I learned I can make my own style.”
“I learned to be myself.”
“I learned, don’t listen to haters and be who you want to be.”
“I learned that you could be anything and everything you want to be.”

Kid Book Reviews:

“Apricot Brown is awesome. She is brave and would stand up for anyone. I learned about being un-definable. It means you can’t be labeled by anyone.”
Ella Bryant 9yrs old. NYC

“This book really personifies the mind frame that children of this generation should be growing up with. The message of Apricot Brown is clear, be true to yourself and never be afraid to defy limits. I wish I had books like this when I was growing up, books that enforced the idea that every day is a new opportunity to be someone new. Dana Drucker-Solano does a wonderful job in showing how being “undefinable” is what allows an open mind and positive atmosphere.”
Xiao Xiao Lederer 16 yrs old. NYC

“Apricot Brown: Miss Undefinable is a book that I think should be on the market because it goes beyond loving yourself to being aware of and influenced by the cultures around you. The layout and the artwork is incredible. The poetry is a bit subtle which is good because I think anything to flowery would be a contrast to the theme. All in all it’s a great book with a great message and a lot of potential.”
Dalia Griñan 14yrs old. NYC

“I like this book because I love the color apricot and I like her style. I like the hip words in the story. I like that she likes dancing. She has an amazing personality to her friends and her family. I guess she is cool in her school. I love that she likes to be in fashion shows. I give this book, two thumbs up!”
Victoria Cabrera 10. Florida

“I like your book because you showed me that I can be how I want to and not be afraid of being short. Also you told me I don’t have to be afraid of girls that tell me I am short like an ant that is what makes me feel bad about myself and how I am. Then you showed me I have to stand up for myself to.”
Aviana, Age: 8. Collado, Queens, NY

“I like your book and I want it because Apricot Brown is a diva.”
Tiara, Age: 7.

“I loved the book. It teaches gurls that even though we’re all different we can still be friends. Also no matter what people say or do to make us feel bad we should just ignore them. We should not have to live in a world where we’re judged on how we look.”
Amber a.k.a. “Tamberine”, Age: 12. Middletown, NY

“It’s Undeniable! Rachel loves this feisty go-ahead-and-try-to-stop-me rebel named Apricot Brown. She loves Apricot’s style and reads the book almost every day with feeling and a fire in her belly. In Rachel’s words, “she’s a beautiful rainbow…she teaches people how to be themselves no matter what…she even gets the meanies to be nice in the end and that’s never ever ever easy!” I think boys and girls of all ages can learn a thing or two from Apricot Brown.”
Nancy and Rachel Dominkowitz “Rachel”, Age: 8. NYC

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