Review written by a cozy specialist (October 2020): A great book to snuggle with. For a young reader, Sharon makes Maleeka feel more like a close friend than a character. It’s perfect for cozy reading time because you’ll revisit lessons about self-love and acceptance.
“Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they’re not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it’s about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher’s attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she’s in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?”