…colors make the world interesting and beautiful…People are different colors, too. Colors are part of us. Our colors make us beautiful and unique.

Families, like people, come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Follow a girl as she explores all the colors around her, including the beautiful colors of her family.

Hear author, Carrie Lara, PsyD, read Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family aloud, and get ideas for easy self-portrait activities.

Read a post about Marvelous Maravilloso and some of Magination Press’s other books that feature Latinx families here.

by Carrie Lara, PsyD

This Article's Author

Carrie Lara, PsyD, has been working with children in various community mental health settings since 2005. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology through Alliant International University of San Francisco in 2009. Her specializations are working with children and families, child and human development, foster and adoptive youth, learning disabilities and special education, attachment-based play therapy, and trauma. Dr. Lara has had the opportunity to work in different socioeconomic and diverse communities professionally, and personally has a bi-cultural family. Both of these factors have deepened her understanding of the development of cultural identity and its importance. It is her hope that this book supports families having conversations about cultural identity during this very early stage in a child's development of a sense of self.

Related Books from Magination Press

  • Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family

    Carrie Lara, PsyD

    The world is full of different colors…hundreds of colors, everywhere. People are different colors too. Our colors make us beautiful and unique. Mommy says it is part of our culture and the big word diversity — diversidad.

    Marvelous Maravilloso follows a young girl as she finds joy in the colors of the world all around her, including the colors of her own family.

    Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers.