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Skin Like Mine
Title: Skin Like Mine
Author: Latashia M. Perry
Illustrator: Bea Jackson
Publisher: Kids Like Mine LLC
Publication year: 2016
Brief Summary: From Amazon-“From the Creators of Hair Like Mine, Skin Like Mine, the second book in the Kids Like Mine Series, is a fun, easy-to- read for beginners as well as advanced readers. An entertaining yet creative way to address and celebrate diversity among young children.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I think this book could be used for young children (such as kindergarteners or 1st graders) in a school library. I also think this would work well in a public library. I think it’s important to teach children about positive self-image early on, and especially for diverse children as there hasn’t been enough coverage in this area.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I liked the colorful illustrations and that with each page turn we see a wide variety of skin tones represented, and inclusion mentioned in this story.