The Skin I’m In (20th Anniversary Edition)
by Sharon Flake
Sharon Flake’s award-winning debut novel, repackaged with a new cover just in time for it’s 20th anniversary!
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.
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?
Ages 10 and up
Paperback | 192 pages | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 20th Anniversary ed. edition | 2018