Now in paperback, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today’s teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.”
Black Issues Book Review ceased publication after the release of the June 2007 issue. It was devoted to covering the wide range of fiction and non-fiction being published by and about people of African descent. Reviews of black books were featured, along with news about author signings, books fairs and book clubs.
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Walker continues to make the public aware of views, not only in media, but in her actions as well. In March of 2003 she joined with Maxine Hong Kingston and a group known as CodePink to protest the United States military action in Iraq and was arrested for demonstrating in a closed area in front of the White House and crossing police lines. Many critics have wondered whether the writer will ever slow down, but she told Black Issues Book Review, I think all I can say is that now Im an older person. Im someone who has had much more experience than in the beginning. But in some ways, Im concerned about the same issues, the same emotions. Im concerned with the safety of our people, the planet, people who are in deep trouble around the world.