The Skin I’m In

by Sharon G. Flake

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    • Grades: 8 - 10
    • Ages: 14 - 16
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
A special teacher helps Maleeka find the confidence to feel at home in her “too black” skin. This edition of the classic coming-of-age novel includes a powerful foreword by Jason Reynolds.

Good For:
Award-Winning Fiction, Edgy Dialogue with an Authentic Narrator, Modeling Courage and Positive Self-Image

Topics and Themes:
Economic Hardship, Academic Achievement, Skin Color, Birthmarks, Bullying and Teasing, Teachers and Students, Good and Bad Friends, Power of Self-Acceptance
Some mature content.

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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?
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Product Details

    • Grades: 8 - 10
    • Ages: 14 - 16
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-35779-0