The Colors Within

One Rainbow Reclaimed

by Jana Adams



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 7/7/2006

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781425718510
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781425718503

About the Book

Full of beautiful colors, bright, brilliant, and unique—for they represent a small beautiful baby girl. The Colors Within tells the story of a little girl badly hurt by severe childhood abuse and illustrates how it stunted and scarred the woman she became. Share the inspiring journey of Good Maker, the Grownup Woman and the Grownup Man as they set out to restore the little girl’s spirit and reclaim her childhood gifts. Celebrate their triumph when she re-connects with her precious human spirit and recovers the “colors” that she believed were lost forever.


Marilyn Van Derbur, Author of Miss America By Day
The Colors Within is a simple but powerful story …… a gift of hope for children and adults.
-Marilyn Van Derbur

Suzanne M. Sgroi, M.D., Author of Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse and Vulnerable Populations, Vols. 1 & 2
This beautiful, fully illustrated book is richly layered with meaning and a reminder that gifts lost or forgotten can be recovered. The author’s gift is her assurance that healing is possible and that survivors can join in celebrating lives wholly lived.
-Suzanne M. Sgroi, M.D.,

G. A. Bixler - IP Book Review
In a brave, sensitive, and child-like fairy tale the author leads us through a childhood tainted by trauma and abuse … the difficult journey of healing … and an uplifting and inspiring recovery… the must read that you keep near every day!
-G. A. Bixler

Miriam Berkman, JD, MSW, Assistant Clinical Professor in Social Work, Yale University Child Study Center, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
The Colors Within vividly illustrates the profound and lasting impact that early childhood abuse can have on the developing child. It also demonstrates the remarkable potential for an abused child to transcend early experience and to reclaim a sense of self and hope for the future. This book is a testament to the power of positive relationships to promote healing and growth.
-Miriam Berkman

Kimberly King, Executive Director, Lawyers for Children America
[Abuse] survivors young or old will readily be comforted by the use of visual imagery and colors to address the emotions encountered in this book. The inclusion of the Good Maker, also helps address the inner conflicts these victims face by allowing them to gain strength from within. The Colors Within is empowering and freeing as it allows one to express their emotions in a safe way. And for those who have never experienced abuse, it is an eye-opening account of the fear and anguish an abuse victim faces which should prompt each of us to listen, to care, to respond and to act.
— Kimberly King, Executive Director, Lawyers for Children America

About the Author

Jana Adams was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Connecticut. She enjoys a successful career in the legal profession and also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. She is also the proud mother of an adult daughter, Christinna. Jana may be contacted at