Can I Touch your Hair?
Poems of Race, Mistakes, and FriendshipDownloadable Audiobook - 2020
Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.
How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners.
This remarkable collaboration invites listeners of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.