Skin Again

Skin Again

Book - 2004
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Grand Central Pub
From legendary author and critic bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a new way to talk about race and identity that will appeal to parents of the youngest readers.

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide.

Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free.

This award-winning book, celebrates all that makes us unique and different and offers a strong, timely and timeless message of loving yourself and others.

Baker & Taylor
The Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A Ball for Daisy joins an acclaimed author to celebrate diversity, discuss race and examine identity through vibrant artwork and simple rhyming tales that encourage young readers to look beyond skin tone to find and cherish the treasures stored deep inside each person. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781484799239
Branch Call Number: JP HOOKS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Raschka, Christopher


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Jun 03, 2020

Bell Hooks never seems to disappoint with her ability to capture tough concepts for her target audience. One less star only because I believe, without additional conversation, this book may mistakenly promote the idea of being “color blind” rather than valuing black skin, black heritage, black lives. Please be sure you are having age appropriate conversations about the difference between color blind and actually honoring culture and race.

emilymelissabee Aug 31, 2012

From the brilliant theorist and academic bell hooks comes a story for children about how their skin - and its colour - is just a covering for who they really are. An excellent way of introducing multiracial topics to children.


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