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Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship

Latham, Irene (author.). Waters, Charles 1973- (author.). Qualls, Sean (illustrator.). Alko, Selina (illustrator.).

Summary: Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781512404425
  • ISBN: 151240442X
  • Physical Description: print
    39 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2018].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Poem project : writing partner -- Shoes : shopping with Dad -- Hair : strands -- Church : Sunday service -- Beach day : Beach -- Athlete : horseback riding -- Playground : fresh start -- Ghost : Geography -- Dinner conversation : best and worst -- Forgiveness : Apology -- Officer Brassard : News -- Punishment : punishment -- Sleepover: why Aunt Sarah doesn't go downtown after dark -- N-bomb : piano lessons -- Bedtime reading : author visit -- Quiet time : blooming flower -- Dear Mrs. Vandenberg.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8 and up.
NP Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 0.5 195373.
Subject: Race awareness Juvenile poetry
Race relations Juvenile poetry
Friendship Juvenile poetry
Genre: Didactic poetry.
Poetry.

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  • 18 of 18 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Iredell County Public Library.

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