Shades of Black by Sandra L. Pinkney
A Celebration of Our Children

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The bestselling picture book is now available as a board book! "The beauty of African-American children is celebrated in this joyous picture book. Wonderful, clear, full-color photographs of youngsters illustrate a poetic, vivid text that describes a range of skin and eye colors and hair textures.... An affirmative message for children of all races." - School Library Journal

About Sandra L. Pinkney

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Sandra L. Pinkey is the author of A Rainbow All Around Me.Myles C. Pinkey has created photographic illustrations for a number of children's books, including A Rainbow All Around Me by Sandra L. Pinkney, It's Raining Laughter by Nikki Grimes, and Can You Imagine? by Patricia C. McKissack.
Published November 1, 2000 by Scholastic Inc.. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Our society has come a long way since Black Is Brown Is Tan (Arnold Adoff, 1973) shook up the staid world of children’s books, and this new collaboration by still more members of the talented Pinkney family forges ahead in a similar way with a calmly accepting view of all African-American childre...

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