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All the Colors We Are

All the Colors We Are

All the Colors We Are

The Story of How We Got Our Skin Color 20th Anniversary edition

Author(s): Katie Kissinger (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9781605540795

Binding: Hardcover

Size: 217mm x 217mm

Published by: Redleaf Press

RRP $44.95


Colorful photographs and engaging text help children understand why our skin comes in a rainbow of colors

Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another—our skin color! Winner of the 2015 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award for Children's Books, this book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It's also filled with photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones. Reading this book frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin color and helps them build positive identities as they accept, understand, and value our rich and diverse world. Unique activity ideas are included to help you extend the conversation with children. 

Age focus: 3 and up. Hardcover, 32 pgs. Bilingual English/Spanish.



"This is just what teachers concerned with equitable science education need—a story for young children that demystifies skin color and celebrates diversity!"
—Phyllis Brady, director, Early Equity in Science and Mathematics Project, Santa Barbara, California

"All the Colors We Are will be a much-appreciated addition to classroom and home libraries. It provides straightforward information for children, teachers, and parents that answers the often asked and hard-to-answer questions about how we get our skin color. All the Colors We Are, through a positive exploration and celebration of skin color differences, takes the power out of the prevailing color bias. The text, along with the suggested classroom activities, will provide a powerful teaching tool for the anti-bias classroom."
—Eileen Nolan, director, Helen Gordon Child Development Center, Portland State University

"Preschoolers are curious about and construct their own theories about the differences in skin colors. All the Colors We Are wonderfully takes up the challenge to provide scientifically accurate explanations that are meaningful at their developmental stage. It is a welcome and needed contribution to children's literature about diversity issues."
—Louise Derman-Sparks, author, Anti-Bias Curriculum