The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism Paperback – Mar 1 2003
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LOOK AT . . .
The Skin I'm In
A FIRST LOOK AT RACISM
Racial discrimination is cruel--and especially so to younger children. This title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves.
Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these superb advice books promote interaction among children, parents, and teachers on personal, social, and emotional issues.
Books in the series:
Don't Call Me Special -- a first look at disability
I Can Be Safe -- a first look at safety
I Miss You -- a first look at death
Is It Right to Fight? -- a first look at anger
May Amazing Body -- a first look at health and fitness
My Brother, My Sister, and Me -- a first look at sibling rivalry
My Family's Changing -- a first look at family break-up
My Friends and Me -- a first look at friendship
My Family -- a first look at adoption
Stop Picking on Me -- a first look at bullying
The Skin I'm In -- a first look at racism
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There are illustrations of kids of color looking at magazines of blond-haired, blue eyed princesses, there are images which show an Islamic man uncomfortable with his grandson playing with children of Euro-american children, there are illustrations which depict subtler forms of racism other than explicit racist bullying (a man giving more ice cream to a child of the same race)
I am a clinical social worker who works with adoptees, and a white adoptive mother to Korean American children, and my kids found this book extremely helpful through pre K and kindergarten, when awareness of difference and race begins to be experienced on the playgrounds. They often asked to read it, and both asked for help from a grown up right away when they were teased about their race in pre-school. Our family has been very grateful for this book and I highly recommend it.