The Skin I’m In
by Sharon G. Flake
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2007
List Price: $8.99
Age: 12 - 14
Page Count: 176
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
Originally published in 1998, The Skin I'm In has about 1.5 million copies in print. It’s been translated into several languages and is used in almost every major school district in America.
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?
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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