The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism (A First Look At...Series)

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Racial discrimination is cruel and especially so to younger children. This title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves. A First Look At is an easy-to-understand series of books for younger children. Each title explores emotional issues and discusses the questions such difficulties invariably raise among kids of preschool through early school age. Written by a psychotherapist and child counselor, each title promotes positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The books are written in simple, direct language that makes sense to younger kids. Each title also features a guide for parents on how to use the book, a glossary, suggested additional reading, and a list of resources. There are attractive full-color illustrations on every page. (Ages 47)

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A FIRST
LOOK AT . . .
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The Skin I'm In
A FIRST LOOK AT RACISM
Racial discrimination is cruel--and especially so to younger children. This title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves.
Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these superb advice books promote interaction among children, parents, and teachers on personal, social, and emotional issues.
Books in the series:
Don't Call Me Special -- a first look at disability
I Can Be Safe -- a first look at safety
I Miss You -- a first look at death
Is It Right to Fight? -- a first look at anger
May Amazing Body -- a first look at health and fitness
My Brother, My Sister, and Me -- a first look at sibling rivalry
My Family's Changing -- a first look at family break-up
My Friends and Me -- a first look at friendship
My Family -- a first look at adoption
Stop Picking on Me -- a first look at bullying
The Skin I'm In -- a first look at racism

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Pat Thomas has written 25 books, including "Cleaning Yourself to Death," "Overcoming Headaches," and "Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy and Birth," She regularly writes health columns for "Here's Health," "The Guardian," and "Health and Fitness,"

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