The Skin I'm inBook - 2007 1998
Teachers -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
African American teenage girls -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
navy_wolf_463 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 10
blue_dog_7314 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 40
QuotesAdd a Quote
((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))
" don't pretend to be something your not because people won't be able to see the real you"
"maleeka you got see your self with your own eyes my daddy used to say to me"
SummaryAdd a Summary
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.
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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