Shades of People

Sheila M. Kelly (Author) Shelley Rotner (Author)


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 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 obvious.

Combining lively action shots and candid portraits, Shelley Rotner's photographs showcase a wide variety of kids and families--many shades, and many bright smiles.

For even younger readers, this title has also been adapted as a board book, All Kinds of People.

An ALA Notable Book.

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Holiday House
Publish Date
June 01, 2010
10.81 X 0.19 X 9.5 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Sheila M. Kelly is an author and clinical psychologist who has collaborated on numerous books with Shelley Rotner, including Families and I'm Adopted!

Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books, including Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food. Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Massachusetts.


"The message is clear and to the point . . . A good introduction to racial and ethnic diversity."--School Library Journal

"A heartwarming effort that teachers and families can embrace."--Kirkus Reviews

"Beautiful. . . . This will enrich and spark discussions of diversity."--Booklist

"This is a feel-good book for everyone."--Book Links