Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation

Beginning the Academic Essay

Sharon Flake is the author of The Skin I’m In, The setting of this book is in a place called McClenton Middle School and her home is in a large poor suburban area.

The beginning of the book begins with Maleeka Madison talking about Ms.Saunders face, (Maleeka Madison is one of the main characters who is getting bullied because of her dark skin color, tallness, ; skinniness) Ms.Saunders is the new E.L.A teacher at the school, but she’s different from the other teachers. Ms. Saunders has a name of a man Michael, she is tall and fat, & she has a giant white stain halfway across her face.

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