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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair?

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Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.
How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don’t know each other . . . and they’re not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles 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. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.
                                                                            - publisher's description

Grades 3-6
hardcover, 40 pages

Author: Irene Latham
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, January 2018
ISBN: 9781512404425


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