The Skin I'M in

Topics: Human skin color, Black people, Skin Pages: 3 (1124 words) Published: February 14, 2013
english book report|
The skin I’m in|
Sharon Flake|
Sara Reed|


Sharon Flake was born December 24. 1955. in Philadelphia. She writes young and adult literature. She majored in English Writing and minoring in Political Science. She wrote many famous book like : The skin I’m in , Money Hungry , Begging for Change , Who Am I Without Him? The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys… Setting :Large urban area in a poor neighborhood

Main characters :
Maleeka was a normal 7. Grader until her father died. Since he died her family is poor, and kids tease and bully her because of her skin. Pg.23 ‘’Maleeka , Maleeka , we sure want to keep her but she so black , we just can’t see her…’’ pg.25 ‘’Maleeka’s face says she should stay out of the sun…’’ But the weirdest thing is that even black people tease her , but since she is african-american she has a darker skin color .She had straight A in school , until she made a deal with a mean girl called Char , that if she did her homework , Char would borrow her clothes. pg.21 ‘’Me char and the twins-Raina and Raise. We talk. Smoke. Stuff like that. I hang in the bathroom to get out of Momma’s home-made rags and into the clothes Charlese brings for me…’’ Maleeka borrowed clothes from Char , because her mom bought a sewing machine after her dad died to ease the pain. Pg.18 ‘’When my daddy died three years ago , Momma took her sewing machine to help ease the pain…’’ Nobody rely likes Maleeka. Pg.40 ‘’My fingers are starting to shake , and my throat is dry as toast. Daphne’s itching for a fight. I can feel it. The next thing I know , she’s grabbing hold of my braids. She got them wrapped around her hands like a boxing tape and is punching me upside the head with them.’’ Pg. 41 ‘’Kids are yelling around me ,Beat her but’’ She also liked a guy named Caleb , but he left her on the school field trip , because she was making her unpopular. Caleb...
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