I believe the hardest part for me to read was that her dad died,she has to go through bulling and they tried to rape her. One day, Miss Saunders makes Char really mad, so Char drags Maleeka along and they go to the school, up to Miss Saunder's class room. The chapters are all very short, and the book is less that 200 pages. This novel brought up a lot of discussions, especially about skin color. She is changing a lot about herself, and she isn't doing it for herself.
I like this book a lot because this is happening in a lot of schools and you can tell that it's based on a true story. And there is this on This book is about a girl named Maleeka who is very dark skin and thinks that she is not beautiful because of the color of her skin. A new teacher arrives, Miss Saunders. Char, the most popular girl in the grade, makes a deal with Maleeka that if she does her home work, Char will stick up for her, bring her clothes to school and Maleeka can begin to hang out hang out with her. Before I know it three more boys is pointing at me and sing that song too. Maleeka Madison is a seventh grader and she attends McClenton Middle School.
The bluford series books, while engaging with real issues, are often times seen by my students as a diversion-like a good reality show. After reading every Bluford series book till my mind melted into a primordial soup of teenage soap-opera drama I wanted to explore other avenues of narrative readings. Maleeka finally decides to stop listening to Charlese. Char tells her to do something and Maleeka leaves her hangig justlike she does her, pay back. I recommend it to anybody that feels insecure about themselves. She kept her troubles bottled up and feel i can relate.
Maleeka has low self-esteem problems as she faces the trauma's a being black. Then, a boy starts liking Maleeka, Caleb. It's so dark and there are three white boy's walking around taunting her and they almost raped her but she got away. The Skin I'm In has a great plot. Saunders,Caleb,and Makeeka's Mom This book is about a girl named Maleeka who hates the skin shes in the title makes it obvoius.
Maleeka Madison Maleeka Madison is a african american girl who is in the 7Th grade who is constantly being bullied because of her skin color. I, Like Maleeka, am a dark-skinned Barbadian. Saunders likes that about her so she tells Maleeka to continue with he journal writing which is very impressive. This book takes place mostly at McClenton Middle School. First off, she got a man's.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars. In my opinion I believe that this is a very good book because she has helped me believe more in myself. This book is about a girl named Maleeka who gets picked on everyday about multiple things such as the darkness of her skin or her good grades or her clothing. This book is about a girl who is trying to let people see her for who she is, not the color of her skin. Maleeka goes along with Char, and gets in trouble. Maleeka faces constant teasing and getting picked on by kids at her school. I also came to the conclusion that my family, and my real friends would love me no matter I learn so much about this book.
Can Maleeka be as tough as Miss Saunders? I loved Maleeka, and the storyline was soo real that it pulled at my imagination. This is a powerful book showing the not so bright side of young adulthood. Caleb has an epiphany of his own. Characters fr … om another planet might have odd sounding names. In the seventh grade a girl named Char who is the most popular girl in the grade told Maleeka that if she did her homework Char would stick up for her, let her hang with her, and give better looking clothes because Maleeka's mom made her clothes. Flake is the author of five books, The Skin I'm In 1998 , Money Hungry 2002 , Begging for Change 2003 , Who Am I Without Him? He was the shortest President ever at 5'4 and the lightest President, weighing in at around 100 pounds. I Really Liked this Book because it Talked about How A Girl Named Maleeka got Teased about how she dressed and the fact that she was black.
Characters in a fantasy setting might have ancient names or literary sounding names. Even though I thought it used powerful and mean words. I like how she basically goes on a quest to find what kind of personality she will have and find who she really is. I would recommend this book to everyone that likes drama's and twists in a story. This situation takes her through deep emotions that helps her work through but also lets her reedeem herself and th This was a good book. And there is this one boy that likes her his name is caleb, and girls loved him.
Kids I'm working with would love to see this as a movie. Even with all the trouble Maleeka gets pressured into, and the harsh punishments she receives, Miss Saundars sees her great potential and is put with the difficult task of unlocking it. The Skin I'm In is a book about a middle school girl named Maleeka Madison who is teased because of her dark skin complexion. Saunders helps her guide her through her problems. I Think that the purpose of this book was to Inform you about how you shouldnt be Bullied by other people and Stand up for youself. Finding fictional reading material that relates to my students has been difficult. Sadly, the kids are so shallow all they ever see is her color, which leads to them teasing her more.
She is a very self concious in many ways such as she has dark skin and doesn't like the way that she dressess espically because she has to wear home made choltes in order to save her family money. The description fits Theban King Creon. She feels uncomfortable and wishes she had lighter skin. This new teacher comes along with a big scar in her face. She is changing a lot about herself, and she isn't doing it for herself. Maleeka have a journals and where it is her own fantasy where it is inspried by her life.