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4.00019841269841 out of 54.00019841269841 out of 54.00019841269841 out of 54.00019841269841 out of 54.00019841269841 out of 5 4.00 (5,040 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Flake Narrator: Sisi Aisha Johnson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781428193901
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Award-winning author Sharon G. Flake crafts a remarkable story of one girl’s struggle to accept herself. Maleeka Madison is a dark-skinned African-American girl. She feels uncomfortable and wishes she had lighter skin. When her teacher, Miss Saunders, who suffers from a rare skin condition, shows that there is more to people than the color of their skin, Maleeka learns to appreciate and accept who she truly is. Sisi Aisha Johnson’s gripping narration makes this story come alive.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nasheem | 2/20/2014

    " Maleeka Madison isn't your typical high school girl who is snobby and rude. She's a girl who doens't really have much, she's poor to begin with. Maleeka has low self-esteem problems as she faces the trauma's a being black. She has hope as her teacher Ms. Saunders helps her guide her through her problems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Jensen | 2/20/2014

    " The main character is a young girl with attitude who is having trouble fitting in at school and falls in with the wrong crowd. It's an urban coming of age story that will leave you smiling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Spruill | 2/17/2014

    " You shouldn't let other people perceptions of you hurt you; you know who you are! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ~*~MAiN_MAT3RiAL~*~ | 2/16/2014

    " this book iz tha shyt "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia_♥ | 2/14/2014

    " well i finished it in 3 days so that must mean that it wuz a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Moore | 2/11/2014

    " I'm completely exhausted and too incoherent to write well about this book, but I wanted to leave myself a quick note before my thoughts about it are lost. I really was impressed by the writing and the frank, non-sugarcoated look at the hellish experience of being at the mercy of other kids' jealousy and insecurities. Maleeka is a strong and smart narrator who I was interested in from the first page. Her voice is loud and clear and you can tell she will have a lot of interesting things to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alesondrias | 2/4/2014

    " I think this book showed how hard it is to be dark skin in a light skin world. I felt sorry Maleeka and saw what she was going through because the people at school where giving her a hard time. . She kept her troubles bottled up and feel i can relate. I would recommend this to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dynasia S | 2/1/2014

    " I would reconmmend people 2 read this book because this book in reality and a lesson. Maleeka learned how 2 take a stand for herself . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 2/1/2014

    " Maleeka is always tease by others about how black she was. Her father died, so she don't have anyone to protect her. Her mother, who was extremely upset after the death of Maleeka's father, need to work even harder to support the family. Now a new teacher, Miss Saunders, came along. Maleeka felt that Ms. Saunders look way worse than her. Miss Saunders's face was blotched with a rare skin condition, but she was way tougher than Maleeka. All the snickers and shouts did not bother her. Can Maleeka be as tough as Miss Saunders? In this book, I can tell that not everyone hates the way how Maleeka looks, at least not Caleb... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Accacia Gregory | 1/20/2014

    " I think that this was a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Debroux | 1/18/2014

    " I really liked this book. I can relate to this book. It's very interesting. There was always something going on. Alot of the stuff that happened in the book has happened in my life. It's an easy read and I would reccommend it to anyone, but moreso a middleschooler/highschooler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cookie Lopez | 1/14/2014

    " Kids, especially middle school aged, are mean to cover their hurt. The problem is that those that they hurt have to find ways to be mean to cover their pain.a reality that's become a problem for many students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayanna Owens | 1/10/2014

    " The author's tone on this book is kind of sad. My mood reading this was suspenseful and sad because I wanted to see what was going to happen next and the way Maleeka got treated was heartbreaking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/30/2013

    " I love this book!! It shows that how no matter what you look like on the outside you show be proud of what you are on the inside. Love yourself and everything you are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keanu Paye | 12/27/2013

    " this is an excellent book for teens who are sort off experiencing the same thing Malika is the main character of the book. This teaches a lesson within the book. Just read!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 12/27/2013

    " Shouldn't be judged by your skin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sela | 12/20/2013

    " I definately love this book! It's a fast read but is still a very good book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 12/11/2013

    " You've got to like who you are! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charise | 2/23/2013

    " We are teaching this book in 7th grade. It is perfect for the urban population at our school and sends an important message. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Genesis | 2/21/2013

    " I read this novel with my class. This novel brought up a lot of discussions, especially about skin color. In this novel you were able to understand "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarita | 2/18/2013

    " Love the skin you are in and stand up for who you are...teachers this ia great read for kids with loe self esteem "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiana Janae | 10/5/2012

    " I thought this book was really good. Basically because I could relate a lot to the person in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Prince | 9/26/2012

    " Maleeka is a very dark skinned thirteen year old who wants to fit in. Maleeka is uncomfortable with who she is and can't decide who she wants to be. She learns how to accept and love herself from a teacher who has a birthmark on her face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chynna | 3/13/2012

    " This book is...REAL. it shows a girl going through everyday things dealing with a BIG issue race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Bucher | 2/3/2012

    " I love the "Skin I'm in". It speaks to me like as if you, the author, is talking right to me. Or the characters are coming right out of the book. I read the book in my reading class for middle school. I feel in love with it. Also, may you try aand make another one. If it's fine with you.Thank you for your time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 11/27/2011

    " it was really a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolee | 10/1/2011

    " this book is really good so far ill make a review after i finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nickvanderydt | 7/9/2011

    " My favorite part of the book was when Maleeka stood up to Charlese because somebody needed to stand up to her. Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend because there is not alot of conflicts, but when there is, it's really exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha Mac | 7/8/2011

    " I thought it was pretty cool you know "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 4/24/2011

    " Some of my 10th grade lit circles will be reading this book. I loved the characters and the world they inhabit, but sometimes the plot felt a little simplistic/dramatic to me. The bottom line is that the kids will enjoy reading it, and that makes me happy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 4/14/2011

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha | 4/10/2011

    " I still think this is one of
    the best books I've read.
    I loved Maleeka, and the storyline
    was soo real that it pulled at my imagination.
    I remember being told to go to my bed one night,
    but I snuck into the closet just so I could finish
    reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 4/5/2011

    " It was a good book I would love to read it again "

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About the Author

Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I’m In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of six books for yourng adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full time from her home in Pitsburgh.

About the Narrator

Sisi Aisha Johnson has narrated numerous audiobooks and has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.