It takes courage to turn your differences into a superpower. And that’s exactly what high-profile athlete and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick celebrates in his New York Times best-selling picture book, I Color Myself Different.
Based on Kaepernick’s childhood journey of self-love, I Color Myself Different recounts a time when five-year-old Colin is asked to draw a portrait of his family at school and fields questions about why he colors himself with a different color crayon.
Colin asks his mother why his skin color is different from the rest of his family, and she explains that being adopted is a special way to join a family. Although they don’t share the same skin color, they share the same love.