|The Skin I'm In
Contributor(s): Flake, Sharon
ISBN: 1423103858 ISBN-13: 9781423103851
Publisher: Jump at the Sun
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2007
Annotation: 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.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- African Americans; Juvenile fiction.
- Self-esteem; Juvenile fiction.
- Teachers; Juvenile fiction.
|Lexile Measure: 670|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.45 lbs) 171 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 32275
Reading Level: 4.1 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 4.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q39702
Reading Level: 4.2 Interest Level: Grades 9-12 Point Value: 10.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
& nbsp; 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. & nbsp; 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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