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Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
de Irene Latham, Charles Waters
Youth: Poetry (8)
Youth: BLM (124)
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I love how this book is honest and has some hard topics as well. I think that this book would be most beneficial for older elementary students, so that they really understand the concepts that Irene ( the author) is trying to portray. But in the world we live in now we need honest authors like this, to say things bluntly. ( )
Irene and Charles reluctantly pair up for a class poetry assignment. Both students are in 5th grade, Irene is a white girl and Charles is a black boy. On each two-page spread, Charles has one poem on one page and Irene has her poem on the other. Each poem is related but the perspective is different. Their poems explore diversity, social issues, and different cultural upbringings. The book gives you a look at what both students are feeling but may not be comfortable saying. As the book moves on Irene and Charles begin to develop a friendship, learning they had more in common than they thought. This would be great for upper elementary students or middle school students. This book received the Charlotte Huck Honor.
This is a collection of poems that I would say is good for upper elementary level readers. It highlights the racism, prejudice, and harassment that one can endure. It also highlights the importance of race in someones life and how it is huge in ones life. It talks separately about the different experiences that people go through. I think this collection is great to explain hard topics.
Summary: This book is about a boy and a girl who unexpectedly become friends. It speaks out about racism, prejudice, bullying, and much more. It shows how beautiful friendship blossoms and how race is a huge part of who somebody is in their daily life. It talks about the experiences of the boy and girl separately and what they go through.
Reflection: This book is a GREAT one to have in class. It speaks out about many topics and explains themes in a simple way for young children. I think this book would be good for 3rd and 4th graders.
A story in poems between two elementary school students who are curious about each other's race but must learn how to approach their differences and find what they have in common.
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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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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)811.6 — Literature English (North America) American poetry 21st Century
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