Kizzy Ann Stamps

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Jeri Watts
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
ISBN:
978-0763669768
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile and whether anyone at the white school will like her. She writes letters to her new teacher in a clear, insistent voice, stating her troubles and asking questions with startling honesty. The new teacher is supportive, but not everyone feels the same, so there is a lot to write about. This book is about opening your mind to the troubles and scars we all must bear and facing life with hope and trust.

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Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. After he realized he was a boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announced they're going to have another baby and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning.

When Aidan Became a Brother