Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
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Annotation: Poems from the alternating perspectives of two young students, one black and one white, cover such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners, while exploring wider issues of race, friendship, and individuality.
Genre: Poetry
Catalog Number: #157064
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Qualls, Sean,, Alko, Selina,
Pages: 39 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-512-40442-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-512-40442-5
Dewey: 811
LCCN: 2016045348
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
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School Library Journal (Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 CST 2018)
Word Count: 3,068
Reading Level: 4.6
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.6 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 195373 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: NP
Guided Reading Level: U
Fountas & Pinnell: U

Latham, who is white, and Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. This remarkable collaboration invites readers to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences. Full color.

The poem project
Writing partner
Shopping with dad
Sunday service
Beach day
The athlete
Horseback riding
Fresh start
Dinner conservation
Best and worst
Officer Brassard
Why Aunt Sarah doesn't go downtown after dark
The N-bomb
Piano lessons
Bedtime reading
Author visit
Quiet time
Blooming flower
Dear Mrs. Vandenberg.

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