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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

picture book

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

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Multiracial; skin color; different races; multiracial characters

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Southern Book Prize, 2018, Long List, Juvenile Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004 Ages 5 to 9
Choices, 2005 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens, 2014
Challenges and Change: Stories of Politics, Identity, and Understanding
Reading to Understand: Children's Books to Use with Comprehension Strategies, 2010 Synthesizing
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2004
Thickskinned, Thinskinned, The Skin I'm In: Books about Bullying, Teasing, Relational Aggression and School Violence, 2013 Being Different (PK - 3)

Keywords

identity; race; race awareness; tolerance; rhyming; understanding; empathy

Diversity Impact

direct

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