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Shades of People

Title

Shades of People

Authors

Shelley Rotner

Illustrator

Shelley Rotner

Publisher

Holiday House

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780823421916

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial friendship; biracial children

Annotation

An author and photographer join forces in this pictorial essay on skin color, demonstrating the different appearances children can have, but reminding the reader that they are still children that enjoy the same things. Like a wrapped gift, the authors' message is that skin is just a covering and that you cannot tell what someone is like from the color of their skin.

Grade Level

PK-1

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

none

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

A Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy, 2010; Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010; Kids Reading List, 2010; Notable Children's Books, 2010; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2009, Honor Book, Social Studies (Grades K-6)

Keywords

human skin color

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Shades of People

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