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Shades of black : a celebration of our children

by Pinkney, Sandra L.,

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 10 copies
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Summary
The best-selling picture book is now available as a board book.

I am Black / I am Unique / I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream / and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar...
Using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, Sandra and Myles Pinkney have created a remarkable book of affirmation for African-American children. Photographic portraits and striking descriptions of varied skin tones, hair texture, and eye color convey a strong sense of pride in a unique heritage. A joyous celebration of the rich diversity among African-Americans.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3^-7. Indeed, there are many shades of black, and they are beautifully exemplified in this photo album that depicts the varied palette that makes up black skin. These gorgeous children are "gingery brown like a cookie," "brassy yellow like popcorn," and "midnight blue like a licorice stick." And yes, "black" can be creamy white like vanilla ice cream. But the author and illustrator don't stop there. They also look at eyes and hair, showing the beauty and uniqueness of eyes with hints of tiger-eye yellow and sturdy, coiling, woollike hair. All of it is black. All of it is beautiful. This may be just the kind of book that black children don't see enough of, but it can certainly be appreciated by children of any color. --Denia Hester"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African American children -- Juvenile fiction.
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Children -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Scholastic,2006
Contributors Pinkney, Myles C., photographer.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
"Cartwheel books"--P. [4] of cover.
On board pages.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 13 x 15 cm
ISBN 9780439802512
0439802512
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