The Skin I'm in

The Skin I'm in

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Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.
Publisher: New York, New York : Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, [1998]
ISBN: 9781423132516
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Branch Call Number: PZ7.F59816
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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ad0829
Jul 27, 2015

Read this book multiple times in middle school, love it

Arii_ Aug 19, 2014

One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors... Very encouraging for young women

kikijames Mar 08, 2014

This book should be read by every black young woman who feels they dont belong it very inspiring and heartfelt brung tears to my eyes.

WAYNENETTA13 Oct 11, 2013

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I READ IT 3 TIMES :]]

EstherHidalgo Oct 07, 2013

I have to say that I cried when I read this book. It really related to me in some way. (I wouldn't know how to explain it)

blue_jaguar_257 Aug 03, 2013

it tells how a girl named maleeka is teased and what she dose to stop it

Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 18, 2012

This is an excellent book especially with maleeka being bullied by char

amcewen10 Aug 15, 2012

Very good book, it is so deep and very good. I would recommend this book ! :)

ashleyblake225 Aug 04, 2012

I love this book . I use to have problems because I was dark skinned until I read this book. Please read

chrisgotstacks Aug 02, 2012

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH OMG

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navy_wolf_463
Dec 01, 2016

navy_wolf_463 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 10

maroon_baboon_66 Aug 19, 2012

maroon_baboon_66 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

ashleyblake225 Aug 04, 2012

ashleyblake225 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

blue_dog_7314 Jul 16, 2012

blue_dog_7314 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 40

beatrice16 Jul 09, 2012

beatrice16 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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blue_jaguar_257 Aug 10, 2013

((you should not be judged by your skin or what others think of you but you should be judged by your heart
and your belefes))

Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 18, 2012

" don't pretend to be something your not because people won't be able to see the real you"

ashleyblake225 Aug 04, 2012

" its the skin I'm in."

beatrice16 Jul 09, 2012

"maleeka you got see your self with your own eyes my daddy used to say to me"

beatrice16 Jul 09, 2012

"maleeka your skin is preety like a blue black sky after its rained and rained"

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Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 18, 2012

This book is about a book a girl named Maleeka who is being bullied by te color of her skin. A girl named Char who skips class, smokes, bullies, and get suspended constantly. She has an older sister who makes money by stealing clothes and selling them on her block. She turns her little sister Char into a house slave working for her lik during her parties that she has almost everyday.

ashleyblake225 Aug 04, 2012

This book is about a 13 year old 7th grader named maleeka Madison who is put down everyday by students in her school for her skin color. A new teacher transfer to her school and teaches her to love her self and not care about what people say.

NLewis226 Jul 25, 2012

The Skin I'm In is a novel. It is the story of seventh grader Maleeka Madison who has low self esteem because of her dark skin color. Thirteen-year old Maleeka Madison is tall, skinny, and dark-skinned. That's a problem for her, because it's such a problem for everyone else at school, it seems. To make her life easier, Maleeka befriends the toughest girl in school. Only bullies force you to pay more than you’d like, so life for Maleeka just gets harder, until she learns to stand up for herself and love the skin she's in.

beatrice16 Jul 09, 2012

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A GIRL WHO IS ALWAY TEASED ABOUT HOW DARK HER SKIN IS. AND HOW HORRIBLE HER CLOTHES ARE BUT ALL THAT CHANGES WHEN A TEACHER COMES TO HER SCHOOL. THIS TEACHER HAS PINK BLOTCHS ALL OVER HER FACE AND SHE DOESNT CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT HER. SO THE FINNALY LEARNS TO SEE IF SHE CAN LOVE HER FACE THAN I CAN LOVE MY SKIN!!!!

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