Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children

Board book with color photographs of children of color



Simple text complements this collection of colorful photographs of children in different shades of brown from “midnight blue in a licorice stick to coppery brown in a pretzel to creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream.” Not just skin color variationss are celebrated but also hair texture and eye color. Do you give books as birthday presents? Give this one it’s a special keepsake gift. This husband and wife team who created this book even used their own children as models. Charming photographs support the declaration “I am Black I am Unique. I come from ancient Kings and Queens. When you look at me what do you see?” Author – Sandra Pinkney. Photographs – Myles Pinkney. A board book for little fingers to hold and enjoy.


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