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The Skin I'm in

Flake, Sharon

(Paperback - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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 to love who she is and what she looks like.
Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun, 2007
ISBN: 9781423103851
1423103858
Branch Call Number: FIC F
Characteristics: 171 p. ; 21cm.
Alternate Title: Skin I am in

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

Jul 09, 2014
  • beatrice16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

im in love with this book

Mar 08, 2014
  • kikijames rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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

Oct 07, 2013
  • EstherHidalgo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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)

Aug 03, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 18, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 15, 2012
  • amcewen10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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

Aug 02, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH OMG

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Jul 09, 2014
  • maroon_baboon_66 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

maroon_baboon_66 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_dog_7314 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 09, 2014
  • beatrice16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

beatrice16 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Dec 17, 2012
  • violet_dolphin_1294 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2011
  • ARWA MOHAMED DUBAD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ARWA MOHAMED DUBAD thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jul 09, 2014
  • beatrice16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 09, 2014
  • beatrice16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 10, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

((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))

Aug 18, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jul 09, 2014
  • beatrice16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!!!!

Aug 18, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

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.

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