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.
Catalog Number: #157064
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Qualls, Sean,, Alko, Selina,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-512-40442-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-512-40442-5
Dewey: 811
LCCN: 2016045348
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal (Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 CST 2018)
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Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 3-6
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
Shoes
Shopping with dad
Hair
Strands
Church
Sunday service
Beach day
Beach
The athlete
Horseback riding
Playground
Fresh start
Ghost
Geography
Dinner conservation
Best and worst
Forgiveness
Apology
Officer Brassard
News
Punishment
Punishment
Sleepover
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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