Skin We Are In
- Author: Sindiwe Magona & Nina Jablonski
- ISBN: 9781485626084
- Pub. Date: 01 May 2018
- Price: £7.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: NEW AFRICA BOOKS
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When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the colour of their skin. But what can someone’s skin colour tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin means very little! Inside we’re all the same. Join Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni as they discover why humans have different skins, and how people’s thinking about skin colour has changed throughout history. Skin we are in is a celebration of the glorious human rainbow, both in South Africa and beyond.
One of South Africa’s best-selling authors, Sindiwe Magona, has teamed up with well-known American anthropologist, Nina G. Jablonski, and award-winning illustrator Lynn Fellman to create a much-needed book about race and skin colour – for children. Magona has written a story of five friends as they explore and discuss the skin they are in. The scientific narrative, written by Jablonski, expands and supports the conversation topics generated by the children’s adventure.
About the Authors
Sindiwe Magona has been writing books for adults and children since 1990. To date she has written more than 120 children’s books. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape and has won numerous awards in her lifetime, including the Order of Ikhamanga (2011). Nina G Jablonski is an American anthropologist, paleontologist and science educator. She studies and writes about human and primate evolution, and is especially interested in how skin and colour have evolved and influenced human life and societies. She is a Permanent Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Lynn Fellman is an American multimedia artist and science communicator. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Cold Spring Harbor Lab and a Fulbright Scholar who studies, draws, paints, and lectures about the wonder and beauty of biological science.