Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney, photographs by Myles C. Pinkney.
Cartwheel Books, Scholastic, 2006 (originally published as a picture book in 2000).
Nonfictional picture book converted to board book format, 24 pages.
This book that validates the appearance of ALL black children, whether they have dark or light skin and blue or onyx eyes.
The catch phrase here is “I am Black. I am unique.” These words open and close the book and separate the various sections.