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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Audiobook

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.


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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781541589513
  • File size: 13328 KB
  • Release date: January 1, 2020
  • Duration: 00:27:45

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781541589513
  • File size: 13333 KB
  • Release date: January 1, 2020
  • Duration: 00:28:46
  • Number of parts: 1

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:2-3

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.


Expand title description text