My Skin, Your Skin: Let's talk about race, racism and empowerment
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Aimed at Primary readers with a focus, perhaps on the Early Years and KS1, Henry-Allain's brightly-coloured information text invites discussion around race, racism and anti-racism: a book that the UK has been looking for, for a long time. Look down at your hands for a minute. Even though you can't see anything happening, your epidermis is hard at work. At the bottom of the epidermis, new skin cells are forming.
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Fully-illustrated throughout by talented illustrator Onyinye Iwu, My Skin, Your Skin is aimed at children aged four and above. This layer is where you'll find the start of hair, too. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny tube in the skin called a follicle (say: FAHL-ih-kul). Every follicle has its roots way down in the subcutaneous layer and continues up through the dermis.This marvellous non-fiction book, aimed at soon-to-be siblings, charts the month-by-month development of an unborn baby in the womb.Warm, cheerful illustrations depict different genders, ethnicities and family set-ups, giving it broad appeal. It is perfect to read at home, and in classrooms, to support your child’s life-long learning journey. The book also teaches children where racism occurs and how to spot it then what to do if they encounter it. I adore how this book speaks truth and teaches such a valuable lesson that needs to be taught from a young age so children know as they grow what’s right and what’s wrong.
My Skin, Your Skin by Laura Henry-Allain, ONYINYE IWU My Skin, Your Skin by Laura Henry-Allain, ONYINYE IWU
This book will support teachers, parents and guardians explain what racism is, why it is wrong, and what children can do if they see it or experience it. It also explores how important it is for children to celebrate their achievements and greatness. Written by Early Years expert and children's media creator, Laura Henry-Allain MBE, My Skin, Your Skin is a powerful book to support discussions about race and anti-racism. You have hair follicles all over your body, except on your lips, the palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet. And you have more hair follicles in some places than in others — there are more than 100,000 follicles on your head alone!I am delighted to have written My Skin, Your Skin, coming in autumn 2021. Illustrated by the talented Onyinye Iwu It’s aimed at children aged 4 and above, explaining what racism is, why it is wrong, what children can do if they see it or experience it. My Skin, Your Skin is an important book for parents to share with their children, to support children with their understanding building an anti-racist stance from an early age. I also explore how important it is for children to be empowered and to celebrate their achievements and greatness. This book is the first step in a lifelong journey.
My Skin, Your Skin - a poem by CeltArctic - All Poetry My Skin, Your Skin - a poem by CeltArctic - All Poetry
Containing explanations on key words and concepts written in child-friendly, accessible language, with relatable examples, this book supports children's understanding in building an anti-racist stance from an early age. B.L. Woll - Very well crafted. The tension words like "awkwardness" and "cultivate" and the feel elicited in the form and the content is very interesting. It's funny...I am not a person super-comfortable with nakedness. Not to an unusual or odd degree, but I feel like some lingering puritan natures were handed down to me, though definitely in a watered-down and tolerant of others form. I envy / wonder / a bit about that ease....it's oddly complex (?) to many of us. Your body is pretty smart. It knows how to keep your temperature right around 98.6°F (37°C) to keep you and your cells healthy. Your skin can respond to messages sent out by your hypothalamus (say: hy-po-THAL-uh-mus), the brain's inner thermometer.
It is perfect to read at home, and in classrooms, to support your child's life-long learning journey. Read more Details You should be proud of your skin colour, your lips, your hair and every part of you.. you are amazing!”