Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 24 Libraries 24 of 27 copies|
Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.
How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.
Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is Black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.
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-- Juvenile poetry.
Race relations -- Juvenile poetry.
Friendship -- Juvenile poetry.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :2018
Qualls, Sean, illustrator.
Alko, Selina, illustrator.
Ages 8 and up.
39 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm