Book Review: Shades of Black

First published in 2000, “Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children” by Sandra L. Pinkney and Myles C. Pinkney communicates both visually and poetically the concept of individuality and self-image to African-American children. This book uses extraordinary photographs that each coincide with artistic descriptions: “I am the midnight blue in a licorice stick /

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