Miss Saunders, whose skin is blotched with a rare skin condition, serves as a mirror to Maleeka Madison's struggle against the burden of low self-esteem that many black girls face when they're darker skinned. Miss Saunders is tough and through this, Maleeka learns to stand up to tough-talking Charlese.
Written by Sharon G. Flake
paperback / 176 pages
First published in 1998
Reading level: middle grade
used condition: average handling and wear on spine,