The skin I'm in
|Format:||Print Book 1998|
|Availability:||Available at 22 Libraries 28 of 40 copies|
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?
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Teachers -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children,1998
|Other Titles|| Skin I am in
Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent, author, 1999
171 pages ; 22 cm