Using full color photos, the book is designed to change the way children learn about skin color. It offers a simple scientifically accurate explanation of the diversity of skin color, while showing great photo illustrations. Written in both English & Spanish, this is a winner.
Help young children sort through the often confusing information and myths they receive about human skin color. With All The Colors We Are: The Story Of How We Get Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger, children learn about melanin, the coloring chemical in our skin. The key concepts about the function of melanin, as a protector of our skin from damage by the sun, the correlation between environment and skin color, and the hereditary aspects of skin color are all beautifully explained in All The Colors We Are. Parents and teachers can use this simple explanation as an entree to an often awkward discussion.
Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another—our skin color! 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. Special 20th Anniversary Edition of this bestseller. 11" X 8½"
Selected by the Parent Council for its photographs and engaging language, All the Colors We Are helps children understand the truths about skin color and that it is one way we are special and different.
Louise Derman Sparks, author of Anti-Bias Curriculum
Preschoolers are curious 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.