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Shades of People

Title

Shades of People

Authors

Shelley Rotner

Illustrator

Shelley Rotner

Publisher

Holiday House

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780823421916

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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