Face Relations by Marilyn Singer
Eleven Stories About Seeing Beyond Color

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Why can't a white kid sit with the black kids in the cafeteria?

What happens when a biracial girl from Trinidad falls for a guy from a very different culture?

How does a teen deal with being the only Palestinian boy or the only Japanese girl in a small American town?

Face Relations offers eleven original works by celebrated authors Joseph Bruchac, Marina Budhos, M. E. Kerr, Kyoko Mori, Jess Mowry, Naomi Shihab Nye, René Saldaña Jr., Marilyn Singer, Rita Williams-Garcia, Sherri Winston, and Ellen Wittlinger that explore the possibilities of embracing diversity in a world still rife with bigotry and racism. As editor Marilyn Singer writes in her introduction:

"...the characters in these stories tear down the barriers that separate us." Their stories may be troubled, funny, sad, or fierce, but all are full of hope.

11 stories about seeing beyond color

> "Phat Acceptance" by Jess Mowry

> "Skins" by Joseph Bruchac

> "Snow" by Sherri Winston

> "The Heartbeat of the Soul of the World" by René Saldaña Jr.

> "Hum" by Naomi Shihab Nye

> "Epiphany" by Ellen Wittlinger

> "Black and White" by Kyoko Mori

> "Hearing Flower" by M. E. Kerr

> "Gold" by Marina Budhos

> "Mr. Ruben" by Rita Williams-Garcia

> "Negress" by Marilyn Singer


About Marilyn Singer

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Marilyn Singer has written more than seventy books for children and young adults. Her works include novels, poetry, nature books, picture books, fairy tales, mysteries, and two other short story anthologies: Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and many pets.
Published May 25, 2004 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Stories by well-known authors take on highly charged issues of race.

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In Jess Mowry's "Phat Acceptance," Brandon—cool on the outside, uptight on the inside—fumbles his first friendly overtures toward Travis, the "mammoth black kid" who sits behind him in class (" '...

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