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"Skin I'm In" Characters and Figurative Language
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When she's not talking to her crush on the phone, this middle-school age girl has to study because she goes to a school for smart girls with attitude. Maleeka thinks she fits in there because of her tan skin but she would say it's all about believing in yourself.
This middle school boy is different from the rest. If he's not cleaning bathrooms, you might find him writing poetry. He made a mistake in the past that he sincerely regrets.
This character is a middle-school girl whose father died a few years ago. She's a math whiz with a great memory but students choose to focus on her dark complexion and the fact that she wears homemade clothes.
This middle school boy thinks he's tough but we know he makes fun of Maleeka because he's insecure about his height, his grades, and his own complexion. Maybe he'll become a rapper one day.
This first-year teacher knows she's more than just her face even though it still hurts when the kids make fun of it. She pushes her students to read Shakespeare and think about themselves.
This put-upon principal has his work cut out for him. He has to defend Miss Saunders to the rest of the teachers and parents in addition to deal with students like Charlese.
This middle school girl is an orphan who lives with and works for her older sister. She may look good in her designer clothes, but anyone at McClenton will tell you she's the baddest girl in school.
This veteran math teacher often stands like a flamingo in front of her class. When not teaching math, you can often find her meditating on her desk.
'Maleeka, your skin is pretty. Like a blue-black sky after it's rained and rained'
I'm wishing the building will collapse on top of me.
Miss Saunders is a motion machine this morning.
Momma got a saying: "Don't go getting full of yourself 'cause soon as you do, somebody's gonna come and let the wind out of your sails."
Every time I set foot on (a step), it tells on me.
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