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Read it myself, and gave it to a teenager to read. For those into English, this is a good book to start many debates in self perception, race, education, peer pressure and deprivation..... Read on people and expand your minds
El libro estaba en muy buen estado para ser de segunda mano, las páginas sin manchas, sin subrayados, buen color y las tapas con un par de marcas como de lápiz que se fueron con la goma. El envío llegó con prontitud.
I feel like 'wow' is the only word to explain this. At first I wasn't sure it would be a good novel, because it was a required read for school, but then I fell in love. This book talks about so many different issues that are still really current in today's time period. It has something that everyone can relate to. It faces things like: growing up, finding self confidence, standing up for what is right, along with problems of bullying, racial profiling, and disrespecting teachers and other people that just want to help you. I personally feel that everyone should read this book because it's not only entertaining, but a way to get kids more aware.
Sharon does not hold back on the reality that children of color can endure at such an early age. As I read Maleeka's story, it made me reflect on my experiences when I was in school as a dark skinned girl. I loved what Caleb does for her in the end. What a sweetheart and I also believe that John John while he was an antagonist, was also feeling Maleeka. I will definitely have my daughter to read this. Sharon, you delivered in this book. Thank you!
I teach 6th grade at an At Risk school. The majority of my students hate to read and struggle with finding books that engage them. I've only read the first chapter of this book to each of my reading classes and they are SO into it! I'm very pleased and can't wait to finish it with them! I plan to read them more books by this author! :)
im an eleven year old and dont usually dont read stuff like i did in this book. i think when maleeka got chased, beat up, and burned down a clasroom, she learned that like Akeelma, she hd to accept her differences. she saved jjs butt, told char and the twins and sweets so many things, and got into varieties of trouble. later on, she realizes tht miss saunders is stubborn, but lets only her off the hook. she learns that like miss saunders, she has to accept her differences and rise above the highest and teach the ones in need. she learns that she has to act confident, to be and feel confident. i think char and the twins represent the bad influences in life and makeela represents the strong independent persons who learns to trust and love. i love how i can relate.
Son read for a book report for school. I read it after him. Fantastic book. Great story, characters and a strong message wrapped in fantastic writing! Highly recommended for anyone and everyone. More people need this book and to understand the message, yet sadly, many don’t in my generation. Skin color is the least of the human race’s worries, yet we still attack one another for something so simple.