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Shades of People txt Shades of People, text ebook Shades of People, adobe reader Shades of People, chapter 2 Shades of People, Shades of People 3a70c9 Cocoa, Tan, Rose, And Almond People Come In Lots Of Shades, Even In The Same Family A Celebration Of The Diversity Of Everyday Life, This Exploration Of One Of Our Most Noticeable Physical Traits Pairs Simple Text With Vibrant Photographs At School, At The Beach, And In The City, Diverse Groups Of Children Invite Young Readers Both To Take Notice And To Look Beyond The ObviousCombining Lively Action Shots And Candid Portraits, Shelley Rotner S Photographs Showcase A Wide Variety Of Kids And Families Many Shades, And Many Bright SmilesFor Even Younger Readers, This Title Has Also Been Adapted As A Board Book, All Kinds Of People An ALA Notable Book


About the Author: Shelley Rotner

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10 thoughts on “Shades of People

  1. says:

    I m really torn on how to rate this book On the one hand, I get what it s trying to do and like many reviewers I love how the author referred to people coming in different shades rather than colors The book shows children playing in various scenarios, and talks about how people come in cocoa, rose, almond, etc That s nice.One the other hand, this book has made my son obsessed with skin color It s had the complete opposite effect from what I was hoping for Because the book is busy labeling the different shades, he s now interpreted that to mean it s important to label shades of skin Kids learn what s important by watching us, and by reading this book to him I ve just essentially told him labeling skin color is important Holy shit We almost immediately stopped reading the actual text to him and instead talked about what the kids are doing, asked him to find a child with glasses, a barrette, and so on Even so, he hasn t forgotten and will point to a child and ask if that one is coffee It took something he hadn t really remarked upon, and told him it was both important and remarkable The pictures themselves bothered me too They were, photographically speaking, unimpressive This is from a complete amateur, but I found them distracting In one instance the focus of the camera is on a brick wall behind the child, in another instance the whole scene is blue tinted like we re seeing it underwater That s fine to post to your Facebook page, but a little professional imagery should be expected in a book in my opinion.In the end, every other review thus far is universally positive so I feel like I m missing something or maybe my son is too young for this book But it s not one we ll be revisiting when he s older, so two stars it is.


  2. says:

    I thought this book was amazing I really liked that the author reffered to skin in shades instead of color Throughout this book there are very few but meaningful words The pictures used in the book are of real people These kids of young ages are seen doing different activities like playing in the sand or just with their families or friends The author shows throughout the book that one can t judge someone by the shade of their skin because she shows different kinds of families that may have adopted their children or so on Rotner makes it clear that a shade is just a wrapping or layer of your body but that there is so much inside I would recommend this book to parents and teachers in order to open up the topic of race to children who do see the differences I would use it with younger students so as to begin thinking and realizing that we are all still people regardless of our shades My personal reaction was that the pictures were very well taken The pictures were chosen wisely and they really grabbed my attention Satisfying Statement Look past the shades and inside


  3. says:

    Opening lines Have you noticed that people come in many different shades Not colors, exactly, but shades I LOVE this approach to talking with children about the different levels of melanin in our skin.


  4. says:

    The book Shades of People is a perfect example of putting diversity in simplistic terms especially for younger children The book uses shades to describe how different people are instead of using color There are no cultural references in this book, the images shown are of people who come from different backgrounds but there are no implications of a specific culture In reviewing the book I found kids that looked like they came from Latino, Asian, European and everything else that falls in between What I did notice that the book did not make any specific implications if the kids were from Mexico, China, Russia etc This is great because the book is not meant to show kids how someone from Mexico might look rather it is to show kids how different everyone looks no matter where they come from, even when you do not know The book does a great job in showing diversity with in the shades of the different kids used There is a variety of gender and of hair and eye color Some kids have freckles while others have missing teeth There is no one lens that this book produces rather they are showing younger kids how different their peers can look Language is not displayed throughout the book It seems that it was done intentionally because the book focuses on the different shades people can come in All the kids in the book are smiling and there is no hint towards any specific setting Although some of the larger images are shown in areas outside that have a lot of greenery The words used to describe the shades of colors were very neutral and made no specific references Some of the words used were tan, copper, cocoa, creamy, ivory, sandy, peach,fair, light One thing the book did have was an image of an interracial couple with their child who was a perfect combination of both her parents Her father was on the dark shade and her mother on the lighter while their daughter fell right in the middle In a lot of the images there is no display of wealth or power There are images of families holding hands as they walk down the street There is also an image of two kids hugging while they ride the train There is no assumption that one kid holds power or wealth, rather this book did a great job at using images that create no assumptions or classifications of a race or culture.


  5. says:

    Shades of People is a heart warming book written by Shelley Rotner with photographs by Sheila Kelly, about all of the different kinds of people in this world, how they are just shades, not necessarily different colors, and how you can t tell what somebody is like on the inside by what they look on the outside This is a book that every child needs to read Not necessarily younger children who don t really understand the concept of racism or different races in general, but for older children who are starting to realize that people look very different from one another This book teaches children that it s okay to get along with someone just because they look different from them Our skin is just our covering, like wrapping paper And, you can t tell what someone is like from the color of their skin is as true a line as was ever written The vocabulary is very basic, mentioning different shades like pink, rose, and almond, and there is only one sentence per page.Sheila s photographs are beautiful and happy featuring children of different shades playing with each other and smiling in the park, on the beach, in the city, and at school The photographs portray a sense of togetherness, love, and hope It is entirely possible for two people of a different race to get along and even get married One photograph even shows an interracial couple and their child Most of the photographs take up the entire page, or are part of a full page collage It seems that the text aids the photographs than the photographs aid the text The text is almost a description of the photographs on the page This is an extremely visual book.Overall, I would say this book is appropriate for ages 3 and up The concept of different races might be difficult for a child under 3 to understand The book itself is developmentally appropriate for a 3 year old, because, while the illustrations are not bright and vivid, the photographs are easy to relate to because they show children, the book itself isn t that long, and there isn t a lot of text and the text that is in the book isn t hard to understand Finally, as far as multicultural books, this book doesn t stereotype in specific race and is very diverse when it comes to showing different races black, white, asian, latino, Indian, etc


  6. says:

    Author and photographer join forces again in this photographic essay on skin color Having previously tackled family members, feelings and faiths May Ways How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions, 2006, etc , they now showcase in full color many smiling, appealing, friendly, loving, creative, thoughtful, hugging, eye catching young ones The connection, rather than the difference, is that all these children are many different shades, not colors, exactly There s creamy, ivory, sandy and peach, coffee, cocoa, copper and tan And all of this is our covering, like wrapping paper The authors take care to state explicitly that you can t tell what someone is like from the color of their skin Children of many different ethnicities are here, sometimes in the same family It s a heartwarming effort that teachers and families can embrace and will doubtless find its way into many a curriculum on celebrating difference Picture book 3 6 Review of Shades of people, by S Rotner 2010, May 20 Kirkus Reviews Retrieved from


  7. says:

    This colorful children s book is a great read It talks about the different shades of peoples skin and where you go to see new shades For example, in the park, at school and in the city It also lists some different shades to help children expand their vocabulary such as copper and tan instead of brown or creamy and ivory instead of white The pictures in the book are actual photographs not drawings I think it was a great idea to use photographs of real children in this book it can help students see kids like them from around the world The authors Shelly Rotner and Sheila M Kelly are obviously a part of the group this book is about because it s about all people They also specialize in diversity books for children Lots of Moms and the A.D.D book for kids are a couple of their works I would use this book in my classroom to show the students that everyone is different and we don t have to be the same color to be friends I can also use it to teach rhyming words because the book uses rhyming words in some parts Overall, I would recommend this book as an educational tool for all teachers.


  8. says:

    multicultural This is a very important and unique book to use to introduce children to the idea that there are many different shades of people The most important message in this book is that skin is just a covering and that you cannot tell what someone is like from the color of their skin This is a very important concept that young children need to understand Having them understand this at a young age through literature is vital because the older they get the harder it is for them to grasp the idea This book is full of photos from the first page to the very last of children who are all diffrent shades interacting The photos show the children participating in regular activities together such as playing on the playground and building sand castles on the beach There are not very many words in this book but the words that are in the book are special and very important This book is appropriate for childen as young as 4 to be introduced to even if they are not able to read to themselves this book works as a good read aloud This book would pair well with any preschool multicultural lesson.


  9. says:

    Shades of People by Shelley Rotner, is a wonderful addition to any classroom This book, introduces children to people with a wide variety of differences This book features people with a wide variety of skin colors who are equally beautiful It also demonstrates that people can have different skin colors and still be in the same family.Shelley Rotner s book encourages dialogue about acceptance and diversity and after reading her biography I learned that, to create awareness about diversity was her goal when she writes her children s books.I would use this book in my classroom to teach awareness, about the diversity of people around the world, and to teach about family Growing up I struggled with the idea that I did not look like my siblings, a book like this would have showed me that it was and is okay not to look like the people in your family.


  10. says:

    I wrote of Jess Hong s book Lovely that I couldn t decide whether I wanted a explicit message, or felt the understated depiction of diversity stood well enough alone For this book, I definitely wish the text which is already minimal were even less obtrusive mainly because I am not a big fan of assigning names to people s skin tones, whether they re food words a no no for many people, because food words tend to be only used for darker tones or not I really want to give my 2yo language around race and skin color, but I don t think this book s approach fills that gap I do love the photos, though.


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