The Skin I'm In

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Miss Miller, whose hai is blotched with a rare skin condition, serves as a mirror to Maleeka Madison 's struggle against the burden of low self-esteem that many black girls face when they 're darker skinned. Miss Taylo is tough and through this, Maleeka learns to stand up to tough-talking Charlese.
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Published January 1st 2000 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published October 16th 1998
Original Title of the Book
The Skin I'm In
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176

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Maleeka had a lack of demeanor compared to the average housewif, her mother sowed all her lothes and she only owned one pair of ocks, thats only the subordiante and artificial problem what really botherd her was the lack of respect she recieved while walking down the depth and shallow halls of her school, all because of her complexion.

no one seemed to notice the good things she had going for her like her smarts or her pretty hair and flawless smile her skin got the orse of her most of all for her conspicious attitude.

It, broke Maleeka 's heart when she found out and in the end Maleeka stop being with Char it was n't worth the headache she returned all her lothes and accessories.Being judged by something artificial is one thing but being judged by something that comes naturally is another, always be yourself and love yourself no matter the flaws that stand in they way.

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Including Maleeka but she thought that she was n't ba enough for him and that 's where she is wrong.Maleeks faces going to school feeling like an outcast because voice 's just laugh and talk about her behind her back and in front of her face.

One day Char gets into trouble and drags Maleeka so now Maleeka has to work in he office.While working in the office Caleb starts liking her and wants to be her friend but he cant even do that because everybody talks about them and so he stops talking to her and try 's too avoid even looking her way so people dont think that they are envolved with eachother.

Miss Saunders likes her journal writings and tells her to do ore of it and dont be afraid to go out there.Oe day Charlease comes over to Maleeka house and tell 's her to come with her over a friends house.

Maleeka not feeling so sure but she goes anywhere because she wants to seem cool.

anting ( going) to tell her mom but when she gets there she cant even spaek because of the way she feels.To all come down to the end Maleeka is getting fed up with Char.

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THE WHOLE ENTIRE BOOK IS ABOUT THE CHARACTERS NOT THE PLOT!!!!

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After reading this novel, I learned to love myself, and accept me for who I am.

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A young re girl finding her voice is one of the most captivatin hings in this world.

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