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Skin I'm In
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Maleeka is shocked when she first sees Miss Saunders, the new English teacher, who has a big, white splotch across her face. She knows from the beginning that Miss Saunders will bring trouble for her. Maleeka has enough trouble as it is, with her classmates making fun of her very dark skin and with the sloppy homemade clothes her mother makes her wear. Maleeka gets better clothes to wear from Charlese, but Charlese is also mean and bossy. As Maleeka says, 'I deserve better than for people to treat me any old way they want. But saying that is one thing, making it happen is something else.' Can Maleeka find a way to earn the respect she deserves?
Date read: 4/30/2010
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