A Broken Crayon Still Colors

by Danielle Mazzilli Illustrated by Fatmeh Parishani



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781663235039
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781663235053
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781663235046

About the Book

With her grown-ups going through a divorce, a young girl is having a difficult time drawing a family portrait. She questions how she can draw her family if her grown-ups aren’t living together anymore. Told from the perspective of a supportive box of crayons, this lyrical tale addresses the emotions often associated with divorce. With messages of reassurance, encouragement, and the affirmation that “a broken crayon still colors,” the crayons help the young girl navigate her feelings throughout the years, watching as her family portrait continues to grow and grow. The young girl is reminded that those spaces she once left on her portrait were to be filled by those that love her, including her new bonus family. A Broken Crayon Still Colors brings readers on a heartwarming, child-centered journey through acknowledging the complexities of divorce, and celebrating the joys of blended families.

About the Author

DANIELLE MAZZILLI is a current graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Prior to entering the field of Education, Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Communications. Having always felt an affinity for children and a curiosity for the importance of early experiences and their lifelong impacts, Danielle writes of her own childhood experiences.