words + pictures by Lindsay Ward
pub date: September 28th, 2021
A young boy who loves his community notices that as neighbors stop interacting, the colors around them slowly fade. Then a thunderstorm sweeps away the last hints of bluebird skies and lemon-Popsicle days, leaving a rift in the road that doesn’t get fixed. As the adults around him move on, the boy dreams of the way life once was. He decides that he doesn’t want to live in a world without color, so he sets out to change things…
With vibrant art that shifts to a colorless world and back again, this is a story of a community lost and rediscovered―and how one child’s actions can cascade into something that makes all the difference.