Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems Of Race, Mistakes, And Friendship

byIrene Latham, Charles WatersIllustratorSean Qualls

January 1, 2018|
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems Of Race, Mistakes, And Friendship by Irene Latham
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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.

Irene Latham is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming works of poetry, fiction, and picture books, including Charlotte Huck Honor Book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship (co-written with Charles Waters). Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she became obsessed wi...
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Title:Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems Of Race, Mistakes, And Friendship
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 7 X 10 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 7 X 10 X 0.25 in
Published:January 1, 2018
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9781512404425

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