Skin Again by bell hooks ill by Chris Raschka
The significance of identity is explored through thought-provoking concepts and striking illustrations. Distinguished academic and author and bell hooks' lyrical text begins with the statement that skin is "one small way to see me." The essence of an individual is revealed when you "come inside and open your heart way wide." hooks asserts that each individual is a composite of personal stories, both "true to life" and "all the way I imagine me." The notion that both reality and fantasy comprise a sense of self is enlightening.
Chris Raschka's signature style: bold color palette, deliberate brush strokes, and strong graphic element enhance his stylized human figures. The design is the perfect complement to the text.
A classroom gallery of finished self portraits with accompanying descriptive phrases could be titled "The Me of Me."