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The Skin I'm In (Paperback)

Author:  Sharon Flake Illustrator: Tk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1423103858
ISBN-13: 9781423103851
Sku: 203832627
Publish Date: 7/17/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  171
Age Range:  16 to UP
The first time I seen her, I got a bad feeling inside. (from the first line)
This winner of the 1999 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award tells the storyof a young African-American girl who is tormented by her peers because of herdarker skin.
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Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin.
When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher's attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she's in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?
Miss Saunders, a teacher with a skin condition, is teased by the students in the school because of what she looks like. Miss Saunders may be the only who can help 13-year-old Maleeka, an African-American girl, overcome her feelings of being an outcast because her skin is so dark. But will Maleeka see that she's no different from the rest of the kids? Winner of the 1999 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, Text.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Flake has a strong sense of the group dynamics among junior-high students....Readers looking for their own identities may find Maleeka's struggle and eventual triumph a heartening mirror to their own quest for self." - Janice M. Del Negro January 1999

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0171
Product attributePublisher:   Jump at the Sun
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