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Sharon Flake's award-winning debut novel! Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher's attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she's in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?
Imprint:   Hyperion Books for Children
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   204g
ISBN:   9781423103851
ISBN 10:   1423103858
Pages:   171
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Young adult ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  English as a second language ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh. To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit her at

Reviews for The Skin I'm in

Flake's debut novel will hit home . . . echoes universal brink-of-adolescence concerns. --Publishers Weekly Funny and clever . . . will pull readers into a world too rarely represented in middle-grade fiction. --Booklist Young teens will appreciate Flake's authenticity. --School Library Journal

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