Read Out Loud HAPPY IN OUR SKIN
Read along with author Fran Manushkin on this episode of Read Out Loud on Governors Island! In her book HAPPY IN OUR SKIN, learn more about the beauty of being you.
We taped this episode of Read Out Loud on location during the KidLit TV Children’s Book Weekend on Governors Island at a house built in the late 1800s! The military installation on Governors Island was known collectively as Fort Columbus, and in 1878, officers’ families started to move in, and resources, such as a movie theater, a YMCA, “officer’s club,” public school, and three chapels, were built. This house is located next to the Admiral’s House in Nolan Park.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Is there anything more splendid than a baby’s skin? For families of all stripes comes a sweet celebration of what makes us unique—and what holds us together.Look at you! You look so cute,in your brand-new birthday suit. Just savor these bouquets of babies—cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As they grow, their clever skin does too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Fran Manushkin’s rollicking text and Lauren Tobia’s delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family—and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.
ABOUT GOVERNORS ISLAND
Governors Island is in New York, only minutes away from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn! You and your family can go to Governors Island by catching a ferry this summer.
ABOUT FRAN MANUSHKIN
Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo — she’s Fran’s great-niece — but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computer;in New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.
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