List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Teen Fiction / Self Esteem - 2007)
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Description: Thirteen-year-old Maleeka Madison, is uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark. Until she meets Miss Saunders, a new teacher who is self assured and has a large birthmark on her face. By getting to know her new teacher, Maleeka makes some discoveries about how to love herself and celebrate in her own unique beauty. Serving as a mirror, Mss Saunders helps Maleeka to overcome the burden of low self-esteem that many black girls face when they’re darker skinned. Miss Saunder’s is tough and through this, Maleeka learns to stand up to tough-talking Charles. (176 pgs) Age 12 +
Ashay says, "This book offers a powerful story about self-love and self esteem. Required reading in many upper elementary and middle schools. A classic. Must have for the library and classroom."
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces