Shades of People
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.
Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial friendship; biracial children
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)
skin color; photo essay; children; community; friendship
Rotner, Shelley and Kelly, Sheila M., "Shades of People" (2010). Diverse Families. 759.