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Can i touch your hair?

Latham, Irene

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! 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.

Text Difficulty 3|||MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)|||4.6 ATOS Level|||juvenile

Irene Latham.

Embedded sound file.

Narrator: Charles Waters.

Electronic reproduction. Minneapolis : 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).

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