DIVerse Families
 
Skin Again

Title

Skin Again

Authors

Bell Hooks

Illustrator

Chris Raschka

Publisher

Jump at the Sun

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780786808250

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much, what's most important is who we are on the inside.

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

Racial Diversity; Multiracial; skin color; different races

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

unknown

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2004 Bank Street College of Education
Choices,2005 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens,2014 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Reading to Understand: Children's Books to Use with Comprehension Strategies,2010 Cooperative Children s Book Center
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, September,2004 Cahners
Thickskinned, Thinskinned, The Skin I m In: Books about Bullying, Teasing, Relational Aggression and School Violence,2013 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Red Clover Award, 2005-2006
Nominee Vermont

Keywords

identity; race; race awareness; toleration

Diversity Impact

direct

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