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"Who could distill life's essence?
Who in the world would show it?
I know for a fact I can
Because I am a poet." 
 
Charles Waters, all rights reserved  
CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?
Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship
by Irene Latham and Charles Waters.
Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko 
Carolrhoda Books, a division
of Lerner Publishing Group.
ISBN - 10: 151240442X
ISBN - 13: 978-151240442
Available to Order: AMAZON
Barnes and Noble  IndieBound

NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book

NCTE Notable Children's Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

Kirkus Best Middle Grade Book

State Awards List (DE, MI, PA, & UT)

Named one of 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

Nerdy Book Club Award Winner

Cybils Award Nominee

Next book...

DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD:

Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A - Z

(co-written with Irene Latham)

Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Lerner Publishing Group. February 4, 2020.

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