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Shades of People ☄ Shades of People PDF / Epub ✓ Author Shelley Rotner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 sim 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 Shades of PDF/EPUB or 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.


10 thoughts on “Shades of People

  1. Erin Erin 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 niceOne 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 opinionIn 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. Aide Acuna Aide Acuna 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. Mr. Mr. says:

    Like that it has pictures of real people not cartoon people


  4. Natalia Ruiz Natalia Ruiz 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 peachfair 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. Rachel Rachel says:

    My two year old loves this book and it’s given her language to talk about the shades of skin in our family Even if your toddlers aren’t different shades this book can help white parents practically implement the idea that they should be talking with their kids about race If this feels uncomfortable I highly recommend the book White Fragility to help get comfy with the discomfort


  6. Alison Alison 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


  7. Shiela Escamilla Shiela Escamilla says:

    The story of the beauty of different people children around us That our difference from one another makes us special in our own wayThis is not an award winning book and I have used it for our beginning of the year discussion and it is a great book as it showcase different special traits of people children and support children What a wonderful way to teach children to appreciate their special attributes to something relatable with others The children will enjoy using fun and descriptive words when they refer to others or themselves in some ways such as eyes color brown as an almond A great literacy experience indeedYoung children will appreciate the fun illustration and the simple story line with descriptive words of children's characteristicsI recommend this book for a group read aloud or a personal story telling at home with children of diverse background It is especially a good read for classrooms as a library resource for the beginning of the year or all year long As our growing community continue to become diverse it is important that all children can relate to in textTeachers can use this book to teach children to learn about friendships skills and that different skills or ability that people posses is a great contribution to everyone around us That these different talents physical attributes is a wonderful thing that it makes this world a better place to live in


  8. E E says:

    It's not flawless but it's the best of its category that I've read so far


  9. E.S. E.S. 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 pageSheila’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 bookOverall 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


  10. Israel Graves Israel Graves says:

    multicultural This is a very important and uniue 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


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10 thoughts on “Shades of People

  1. Erin Erin 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 niceOne 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 opinionIn 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. Aide Acuna Aide Acuna 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. Mr. Mr. says:

    Like that it has pictures of real people not cartoon people

  4. Natalia Ruiz Natalia Ruiz 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 peachfair 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. Rachel Rachel says:

    My two year old loves this book and it’s given her language to talk about the shades of skin in our family Even if your toddlers aren’t different shades this book can help white parents practically implement the idea that they should be talking with their kids about race If this feels uncomfortable I highly recommend the book White Fragility to help get comfy with the discomfort

  6. Alison Alison 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

  7. Shiela Escamilla Shiela Escamilla says:

    The story of the beauty of different people children around us That our difference from one another makes us special in our own wayThis is not an award winning book and I have used it for our beginning of the year discussion and it is a great book as it showcase different special traits of people children and support children What a wonderful way to teach children to appreciate their special attributes to something relatable with others The children will enjoy using fun and descriptive words when they refer to others or themselves in some ways such as eyes color brown as an almond A great literacy experience indeedYoung children will appreciate the fun illustration and the simple story line with descriptive words of children's characteristicsI recommend this book for a group read aloud or a personal story telling at home with children of diverse background It is especially a good read for classrooms as a library resource for the beginning of the year or all year long As our growing community continue to become diverse it is important that all children can relate to in textTeachers can use this book to teach children to learn about friendships skills and that different skills or ability that people posses is a great contribution to everyone around us That these different talents physical attributes is a wonderful thing that it makes this world a better place to live in

  8. E E says:

    It's not flawless but it's the best of its category that I've read so far

  9. E.S. E.S. 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 pageSheila’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 bookOverall 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

  10. Israel Graves Israel Graves says:

    multicultural This is a very important and uniue 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

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