Monday, August 5, 2013
Book Sharing Monday
We're sharing a book that has been in our personal library for a good while. The kids have been asking me questions about why we're called 'Black.' Sweetie-Pie always asks this questions and follows it up with, "because we're not, we're brown." It's been challenging to give her information that satisfies her questioning. When reading this book and looking through the photos, I was able to show her that being 'Black' or identifying as 'Black' doesn't actually mean we're that color.
The book is entitled Shades of Black :: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney, Photographs by Myles C. Pinkney. The words are easy to read and understand with great photographs of children of various shades, eye colors, hair textures. It's a great way to start talking to your children, whether their of African descent or not, about the variety of people in the world and how each of us brings such uniqueness to the greater community.
We think this is a book you'd enjoy as well.
What are you reading this Monday? Care to share with us? Leave a comment below with a link to your post or add the title and author directly. It's always nice to find new books.