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Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L Pinkney –
Beautiful photos of African-American children of all shades set against a wonderful poem about the beauty of being black. $12.23 on amazon.com
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu – With so many children being adopted from China and Vietnam learning about race beyond black and white is extremely important. Wu suggests that the widespread stereotyping of Asian Americans, while “superficially positive,” is inherently damaging. Raising a child of a different culture and race means exploring how they will be perceived and treated in this race conscious society. While Wu doesn’t have all the answers but he makes some interesting points and suggestions. amazon.com price $11.53
I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me by Sandra L Pinkney – Like her book Shades of Black – I am Latino: The Beauty in Me is a celebration of Latino children in all of their various shades, cultures, and customs. Poetic, affirmative text accompanies the bright and striking photographs of children. amazon.com price $13.25