The Skin You Live In

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Michael Tyler
Illustrator(s):
David Lee Csicsko
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Chicago Children's Museum
ISBN:
975958003
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers.

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When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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