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Skin Color...

The Skin You Live In

by Michael Tyler (2005, Chicago Children's Museum, 14.95/hardback)

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively picture book delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers, and touches on themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity. Color. Grades Pre-3. [9.5” x 9.5”...32 pages]

The Colors of Us

by Karen Katz (1999, Henry Holt, 7.95)

Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a brief walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many shades. Color. Grades K-3. [8" x 10"...32 pages]

The Skin I'm In
: A First Look at Racism

by Pat Thomas (2003, Barron's, 7.99)

Encourages children to be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves. Written in simple language, this title also features a guide for parents with a glossary. Color. Grades K-2.

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