‘The Black Crayon’ Showcases Black Is Beautiful

‘The Black Crayon’ Showcases Black Is Beautiful

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The Black Crayon is a children’s book, written by Andrew Vassall, a fifth-grade elementary school teacher at Cheltenham School District in Montgomery County, in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Tribute has reported on Mr. Vassall’s reason for writing this book, and it’ll break your heart heart.   Image Via Amazon To start, The Black Crayon follows a black crayon who lives in a box of colorful crayons, but feels left out. See, no one wants to use him, and the black crayon struggles to find acceptance. Where does he belong? he wonders. Then a little girl, Laila, takes the black crayon and together they create a castle, …