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Perfect for the youngest readers, this board book adaptation of the acclaimed Shades of People celebrates the diversity of everyday life.
Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond--people come in lots of shades, even in the same family. Skin color is one of our most noticeable physical traits, and this beautiful board book, with its vibrant photographs and very simple text, provides a perfect starting point to talk about race and diversity with very young readers.
At school, at the beach, and in the city, diverse and joyful groups of children invite young readers both to take notice and to look beyond the obvious.
Combining lively action shots and candid portraits, Shelley Rotner's photographs showcase a wide variety of kids and families--many shades, and many bright smiles.
About the Author
SHEILA M. KELLY is an author and clinical psychologist who has collaborated on numerous books with Shelley Rotner, including Families and I'm Adopted!
SHELLEY ROTNER is the author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books, including Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food. Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children's Book.
Reviews for Shades of People
"It's a heartwarming effort that teachers and families can embrace and will doubtless find its way into many a curriculum on celebrating difference."—Kirkus Reviews
"A good introduction to racial and ethnic diversity."—School Library Journal
"this will enrich and spark discussions of diversity."—Booklist
"This is a feel-good book for everyone."—Book Links