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All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color

Students in kindergarten to third grade read the book “All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color” by Katie Kissinger and were inspired to create this collaborative art piece now on display in the Primary School lobby. 🎨 Celebrated for over 20 years, the children's book is an essential resource for schools that illustrates one way all people are special and different: skin color!

In art class, students learned to make their skin tone using the three primary colors (yellow, red, and blue) as well as white. They learned that making brown is the first step to creating their own unique skin tone since we are all shades of brown. In order to do that, they needed to use the right proportions of each primary color. Students discovered that some skin tones have more red, some have more yellow, and some have more blue. This process made it clear to all our young artists that no two skin tones are exactly alike, and, when they are brought together as seen here, they make a very special and beautiful picture. #WeAreMKA