Kizzy Ann Stamps

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Jeri Watts
Age Group:
Candlewick Press
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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