Reviewed by Rethinking Schools
Book Author: Katie Kissinger
We’re delighted to see this 20th anniversary edition of Katie Kissinger’s classic book, All the Colors We Are. Kissinger—author of the memorable Rethinking Schools article “Holding Nyla”—has written a book that deals with skin color in a straightforward, scientifically accurate, child-friendly manner. Young children are curious about why people have different skin colors, and too often teachers are tempted to brush this curiosity aside in the name of a glib “We’re all the same.” The book is the product of Kissinger’s years-long work with children, and features valuable teaching suggestions to get children thinking imaginatively and unself-consciously about skin color. The book, including teaching ideas, is fully bilingual.
All the Colors We are by Katie Kissinger
Illustrator: Chris Bohnhoff
Published by Zaner-Bloser on 2013
Genres: Early Childhood Anti-Bias, Read Alouds
Reading Level: Early Childhood, Grade K, Grades 1-2
Review Source: Rethinking Schools
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Also by this author: Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
Publisher's Synopsis: Explains, in simple terms, the reasons for skin color, how it is determined by heredity, and how various environmental factors affect it.