The Skin I'm In by Sharon G Flake
Reviewed by Janae
The Skin I'm In by Sharon G. Flake is a very powerful and inspiring book. It tells the story of Maleeka Madison, a girl who has very low self-esteem because her skin is dark. She meets Miss Saunders, a new teacher at her school, who has a rare skin condition that makes her skin blotched. Miss Saunders doesn't let the students' jeers and shouts bother her, she 's confident and proud of her skin. Miss Saunders teaches Maleeka many valuable lessons by being an example. By the end of the book Maleeka learns to love herself and becomes comfortable in the skin she's in. I really enjoyed this book. It showed a young girl finding the strength to love herself no matter what other people said. The characters in the book seemed very real and illustrated some of the things young people go through. I suggest this book to both preteen boys and girls. The Skin I'm In is a guaranteed pleaser.
Posted by at November 13, 2009 01:36 PM