Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
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.
Racial Diversity; Multiracial; Race discrimination; skin color; different races; prejudice; marginalized group of people
female child; male child
friendship; mistakes; hair; elementary school; fifth grade; hobbies; family dinners; microaggressions; misunderstanding; family; friends
Latham, Irene and Waters, Charles, "Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship" (2018). Diverse Families. 2163.