My Skin, Your Skin

My Skin, Your Skin

Let's talk about race, racism and empowerment

Summary

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My Skin Your Skin is a powerful book to help children and adults have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism. Most importantly, the book empowers children to be the best versions of themselves; to have self-love, self-esteem and self-worth, irrespective of their skin colour.

This book was specifically written by Early Years expert and children's media creator, Laura Henry-Allain MBE, to support parents, teachers and guardians to 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.

My Skin, Your Skin is aimed at children aged four and above. 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.

It is perfect to read at home, and in classrooms, to support your child's life-long learning journey.

© Laura Henry-Allain MBE 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

About the authors

Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Laura Henry-Allain MBE is an award-winning Early Education specialist, consultant, author and scriptwriter. She is the creator and associate producer of the well-loved CBeebies characters JoJo and Gran Gran. She is also the vice-president of The British Association for Early Childhood Education, and is an educational consultant for several well-known brands as well as children's media, television and publishing, particularly in the areas of inclusion, racial equality and diversity.
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Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator)

Onyinye is a Nigerian illustrator and author. She was born in Italy where she spent her childhood, then moved to the UK. Onyinye enjoys reading books and drawing patterns.
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