Can I Touch Your Hair? (Library Binding)

Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

By Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books (R), 9781512404425, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.
How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.

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