Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake
Maleeka has been teased all her life because of her high grades, homemade clothes and dark skin. In order to fit in she has joined the group of the most popular, and meanest, girl in school. When Miss Saunders takes over their English class Maleeka doesn't want anything to do with her. Miss Saunders is short, fat and has a white patch on her face and Maleeka feels sure that the teacher will be even more of an outcast than she is. But for some reason Miss Saunders feels perfectly at home in her own skin and encourages Maleeka to accept herself too.