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Skin I'm In, The (2000)

Author: Flake, Sharon G. [link to author's website]
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Number of pages: 176 pages

Thirteen-year old Maleeka Madison is tall, skinny, and dark-skinned. That's a problem for her, because it's such a problem for everyone else at school, it seems. To make her life easier, Maleeka befriends the toughest girl in school. Only bullies force you to pay more than you'd like, so life for Maleeka just gets harder, until she learns to stand up for herself and love the skin she's in.

ISBN 13: 978-1423103851
Reading Level (grade): 4.1