Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
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Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Written by Irene Latham and Charles Waters & illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
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8 - 12
Reading age
40
Page count
77
Words per page
~720L
Lexile measure
Jan 1, 2018
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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.– “Other Print”

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781512404425
    Publication Date
    January 1, 2018
    Publisher
    Carolrhoda Books (R)
    Text Details
    Main body text set in Aptifer Slab LT Pro Medium 11/16.5 and Helvetica Neue Light 11/17.5. Typefaces provided by Linotype AG.
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations in this book were created with acrylic paint, colored pencil, and collage.
    Page Count
    40
    Words Per Page
    77
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016045348
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1129405830
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~720L
    Scholastic Level
    U
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    195373
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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