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Happy in Our Skin

by Fran Manushkin
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Published by Candlewick Press, 2015
24 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩63670023

Ages 14

揕ook at you! You look so cute in your brand-new birthday suit. This is how we all begin: small and happy in our skin. And skin, whatever beautiful color it comes in 搆eeps the outsides out and your insides in When you fall, your skin will heal with a scab, a perfect seal. A simple, rhyming text affirms both universality and uniqueness within the human family when it comes to skin: how it looks, what it does. The joyful narrative抯 message is amplified by illustrations focusing on a mixed race family as part of a diverse-in-every-way, vibrant community. The light-skinned parent in the family is a woman; the Black parent抯 gender is open to interpretation.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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