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Title: Skin Again Author: Bell Hooks Illustrator: Chris Raschka ISBN: 078680825X Copyright: 2004 Summary: This book is written from the first person perspective. It talks about how our skin does not define who we are; it is merely one of the many attributes that make up who we are as a person. This book also discusses the importance of getting to know someone before making assumptions.

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  • Title:SkinAgainAuthor:BellHooksIllustrator:ChrisRaschkaISBN:078680825XCopyright:2004Summary:Thisbookiswrittenfromthefirstpersonperspective.Ittalksabouthowourskindoesnotdefinewhoweareitismerelyoneofthemanyattributesthatmakeupwhoweareasaperson.Thisbookalsodiscussestheimportanceofgettingtoknowsomeonebeforemakingassumptions.

  • Comments:Thisbookisexcellentforbuildingapositiveselfconcept.BellHooksdoesagreatjobstressingtheimportanceofgettingtoknowapersononadeeperlevelthanjustappearance.Itisappropriateforallages.Title:ComingHomeSoonAuthor:JacquelineWoodsonIllustrator:E.B.LewisISBN:0399237488Copyright:2004Summary:Adasfatherisfightingatwar,andhermotherleavesforafewmonthsgotoworkinChicago.Whilehermotherisgone,shestayswithhergrandmother.Adawriteshermotherletterseveryday,andsheanxiouslyawaitsareply.Attheendofthebook,shefinallyreceivesaletterfromhermotherwhosaysthatshewillbereturninghomeverysoon.

  • Title:ComingHomeSoonAuthor:JacquelineWoodsonIllustrator:E.B.LewisISBN:0399237488Copyright:2004Summary:Adasfatherisfightingatwar,andhermotherleavesforafewmonthsgotoworkinChicago.Whilehermotherisgone,shestayswithhergrandmother.Adawriteshermotherletterseveryday,andsheanxiouslyawaitsareply.Attheendofthebook,shefinallyreceivesaletterfromhermotherwhosaysthatshewillbereturninghomeverysoon.Title:ILoveMyHairAuthor:NatashaAnastasiaTarpleyIllustrator:E.B.LewisISBN:9780316522755Copyright:2001Summary:Thegirlinthisbooktalksabouthowshelovesherhairbecauseshecanwearitinmanydifferentways.Shealsotalksabouthowsomeofherfriendsatschoolmadefunofherforoneofherhairstyles,butshestilllovesherhairbecauseitisspecialtoher.

  • Comments:Thisbookisexcellentforbuildingpositiveselfconcept.Evenwhenthegirlisfeelingdownaboutherappearance,shefindssomeonetohelppickherbackup.Sheisproudofherhairandwhosheis,andIthinkthatallstudentscanlearnfromthat.Title:KevinandHisDadAuthor:IreneSmallsIllustrator:MichaelHaysISBN:03167989911Copyright:1999Summary:Kevinsmomisgonefortheweekend,sohegetstospendthedaywithhisdad.Theycleanthewholehouse,doallthelaundry,thengoouttoeatandgotothemoviestogether.Kevinlovesspendingtimewithhisdad,andhesaysthathisdadishisbestfriend.

  • Comment:Thisbookshowsagreatbondbetweenfatherandson.Italsogoesagainstmanygenderstereotypes,asthefatherandsoncleantheentirehousebeforetheygoouttoplayandhavefun.Thisbookcouldbeveryrelatableforstudentswhohaveacloseconnectionwiththeirfather.Title:MyBestFriend Author:MaryAnnRodmanIllustrator:E.B.LewisISBN:0670059897Copyright:2005Summary:LilydesperatelywantstobefriendswithTamika.Tamikaisayearolderandalreadyhasafriendthatsheplayswithatthepool,soshedoesnotwanttobefriendswithLily.Throughoutthebook,shetriesmanydifferentwaystoimpressTamika,butsheisneverabletowinherover.OnLilyslastattempttoimpressher,anothergirlatthepoolcomplimentsherdivingabilities,andthosetwobecomebestfriends.

  • Comments:Thisbookdemonstratestherealitythatitisreallyhardtopleaseeveryone,butoftentimes,thereisafriendstandingrightnexttoyouthatyoudidntseebefore.Thisbookalsoshowsthatbuyingnewclothesortoyswillnotalwayshelpyougetfriends,either.Thisisagoodlessonforstudentswhomaybestrugglingwithfriendship.Title:AFatherLikeThatAuthor:CharlotteZolotowIllustrator:LeUyenPhamISBN:0060278641Copyright:1999Summary:Theboyinthisbookisgrowingupwithoutafather.Inthisbook,hetalksabouteverythinghewoulddoifhehadafatherinhislife.Hetellshismomallthethingsthathisdadwoulddodifferentlyifhewerewiththem.

  • Comments:Thisbookcontainsmanyculturalstereotypes.Thefatherofthesonleftbeforehewasborn,leavingthemothertoraisethechildbyhimselfandwonderhowhislifewouldbedifferent.Thebookalsocarriesanoverlyingdiscouragingmood.Iwouldnotrecommendthisbookbeusedinaclassroomsetting.