Mostly Me


I’ve got some green, I’ve got some blue. 
Some have asked, “So what are you?” 
Not quite blue, not fully green. 
I’m something new. I’m in-between. 

This joyful and introspective picture book about navigating biracial identity follows a blue-green narrator on a journey of self-discovery. Written in playful rhyme, Mostly Me is an ode to readers of all ages that have felt out of place, questioning who they are. Navigating oft-asked questions like “Who am I? Do I belong?”, readers discover the most empowering answer of all: “I’m mostly me.” Written and illustrated by two biracial storytellers, author Collin Hall and artist Crystal Dawn Chaffee, this book creates a vibrant and uplifting message for anyone who feels like they're in-between.

For ages 3+
32 pages
Hardback ISBN: 9781737240471
Hardcover, 9” x 11”, full color illustrations


Meet the Author

Collin Hall is a dad, creative and biracial Korean-American living out of Austin, Texas with one dog, two children, three chickens and no time. Collin started writing Mostly Me shortly after his first daughter was born with the hope to provide her a foundational way to approach multiracial identity and learning to claim her own space. He is a decent gardener, mediocre fly angler, adequate husband, and bedtime story reader extraordinaire.

Meet the Illustrator

Crystal is a biracial Filipino-American artist based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves to paint, make drawings, move, and drink a lot of coffee. Crystal has a passion for bringing stories to life with memorable characters both on the page and on screen. In her artwork, she takes inspiration from her observations of nature, everyday life, and her love for bold mid century design. She enjoys exploring the use of shape, color, and texture, while also using her experience in animation to add rhythm in her illustration work.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Great book!

I love this book. My 6-year-old understood the deeper meaning of the book immediately and without prompting. We had a great conversation about being unique and being yourself. The pictures are cute and the words are meaningful, with such a powerful message. I recommended it to several local and school libraries, it's just that good!!

Emily C
Wish I had this book as a child

Bought this book for my baby (due in May) and it is beautifully written and illustrated. I wish I had had this book as a young biracial child. It’s easy to understand and I hope will be grounding for my biracial child!


Beautiful illustrations, beautiful story and super cute sticker

Leila Siddique
Great story

As a multiracial kid, i loved reading this and know my daughter will love it too <3

Helena Franco
Loved it

A great story that captures the message perfectly.