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  • Published: New York : Holiday House, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780823421916
  • 0823421910

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Shades of people

by Rotner, Shelley.

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Call number: E ROT

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

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Explores the many different shades of human skin, and points out that skin is just a covering that does not reveal what someone is like inside.

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Presents a simplistic rhyme comparing skin colors to various things (many edible, as seems to be standard). The photos of children are quite charming and make up for the somewhat trite content. The emphasis is on shades, noting that we don't really vary in colors. Interracial families are included as are siblings who are of different shades.

For more sophisticated poems, try Tan to Tamarind, http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1345640 .

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