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

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship By Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Selina Alko (Illustrator) Cover Image
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(Kids' Poetry)


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781512404425
ISBN-10: 151240442X
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Publication Date: January 1st, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
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