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

ISBN-10: 151240442X
ISBN-13: 9781512404425
Author: Latham, Irene and Charles Waters
Illustrated by: Qualls, Sean and Selina Alko
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: Lerner

Publication Date: January 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: NP0L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Race awareness; Juvenile poetry

Race awareness; Juvenile poetry

Race awareness; Juvenile poetry

Description
A fifth grade boy and girl have to work together on a poetry project, and they're not sure wht to write about....at first. Irene Waters, who is white, and Charles waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race and how we talk about it in America.
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