Reading: My Indigo World by Rosa Chang

Sun, August 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Sou'wester Lodge
3728 J Place
Sou'wester Events

Rosa Chang will be reading her book “My Indigo World”

at 5pm in the The Sou’wester Lodge on Sunday the 13th.

All ages. Free. Copies for sale.

My Indigo World: 

A PASSIONATE PERSONAL STORY OF BECOMING AN ARTIST AND MAKER, this STEAM title is perfect for inspiring children to follow their creative interests and craft their own personal narratives. AN EYE-CATCHING CROSS-CULTURAL LOOK AT A PLANT OF HIGH VALUE AROUND THE WORLD, with a useful curriculum fit for botany, gardening, agriculture, sustainability, or basic chemistry units. FROM TIE-DYE TO EASTER EGGS, CHILDREN LOVE CRAFTS INVOLVING DYEING, and Chang offers step by step instructions for growing your own indigo plants and making homemade blue dye. BLUE IS CONSISTENTLY NAMED THE MOST POPULAR COLOR AMONG CHILDREN AND ADULTS, and this tribute to all things blue offers a feast for the eyes as well as fascinating information about where the blue around us comes from. 

A True Story of the Color Blue 

by Rosa Chang 

This gorgeous celebration of the color blue and the indigo plant, by a Korean American debut artist and storyteller, powerfully connects art and the natural world. 

With lavish mixed-media art including watercolor painting and hand-dyed textiles, debut author-illustrator Rosa Chang pays tribute to the science and art of growing the indigo plant and making indigo dye. Woven throughout is a poetic tribute to the color blue, Chang’s favorite since her girlhood in Korea, and an appreciation of the indigo plant as a valued source of blue dye in cultures around the world. 


“Other hues will turn green with envy at the visually stunning and factually thorough attention given indigo blue in this vibrant and informative picture-book debut…. Intimate and meditative…and should find quick use in both scientific and artistic circles.”—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW 

“Thought- provoking… enjoyable dive into the cultural impact of a hypnotizingly beautiful color.” — Kirkus Reviews 

Rosa Sung Ji Chang 장성지 is a Korean-born visual artist, natural indigo dyer, and storyteller based in New York and Baltimore. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts, New York, Rosa has had work exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Paula Cooper Gallery, among many others. This is her debut picture book. 

She can be found at and on Instagram at @rosaful_garden. 

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