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SKIN LIKE MINE

“Skin Like Mine” by Tiffany Elle Burgess explores the intricacies of intra-racism in the African American community through the story of a 10-year- old girl, Brittany Baker. Loosely based on Ms. Burgess’ own experiences as a child, the reader is introduced to Brittany, a happy-go- lucky girl who has a style of her own and enjoys tap-dancing and spending quality time with her family. After her father accepts a new job, Brittany and her family move to Georgia from Illinois. This means a new school and an opportunity to make new friends for Brittany….or does it? Click the buttons below to purchase the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tiffany Elle Burgess has been writing short stories, children’s stories, and poetry since she was 6 years old. As a child, her favorite writing spot was underneath the dining room table. Writing has always been her passion and she aspires to encourage others with her words.

Ms. Burgess received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hampton University in 2001 and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health in 2002. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she has been working in the field of public health for over 13 years. In her spare time, Ms. Burgess enjoys writing (of course), playing and watching sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

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“TESTIMONIALS”

“Skin Like Mine is a true reminder that our differences make us beautiful and we are so much more alike in heart, mind, and soul than we could ever imagine.”

"Skin Like Mine is a true reminder that our differences make us beautiful and we are so much more alike in heart, mind, and soul than we could ever imagine. This book made me look at my daughter with pride and adoration, because it is a reflection of how similar we are on the inside, regardless of how different we appear on the outside. Brittney’s story reminds us that a daughter learns more from her mother’s strength and character, than she does from her physical image. In Skin Like Mine, Tiffany tells a story of inner beauty and self-acceptance that is learned through the struggle of outside influences. Riveting and reminiscent of the impact that physicality has on so many young girls today, Skin Like Mine lends a resolution that all young people can learn from. Congratulations to Tiffany for reminding us of our differences and that they equally make us beautiful."

Trameka Bettis, Wife of NFL Hall of Famer, Jerome Bettis, Mother of 2

2016-08-16T15:18:55+00:00

Trameka Bettis, Wife of NFL Hall of Famer, Jerome Bettis, Mother of 2

"Skin Like Mine is a true reminder that our differences make us beautiful and we are so much more alike in heart, mind, and soul than we could ever imagine. This book made me look at my daughter with pride and adoration, because it is a reflection of how similar we are on the inside, regardless of how different we appear on the outside. Brittney’s story reminds us that a daughter learns more from her mother’s strength and character, than she does from her physical image. In Skin Like Mine, Tiffany tells a story of inner beauty and self-acceptance that is learned through the struggle of outside influences. Riveting and reminiscent of the impact that physicality has on so many young girls today, Skin Like Mine lends a resolution that all young people can learn from. Congratulations to Tiffany for reminding us of our differences and that they equally make us beautiful."

“There has never been a time in the world when the message of self love and acceptance wasn’t warranted and needed; and I would say that today it’s a message that’s imperative and paramount.”

"Appreciation for one's self and embracing an inexhaustible love is a tale that has been told in many ways over the ages, but every now and again someone will approach it with reinvigorated eyes and a fresh perspective that spins the tale anew for the next generation. Tiffany Burgess has done just that with her new children's book Skin Like Mine. Skin Like Mine is a children's book but as an adult I was throughly enthralled and entertained with the narrative and Ms. Burgess' inspired approach to crafting a story. Ms. Burgess' book tackles issues of race, perceived societal norms, peer pressure and self discovery head on with compassion, truth and understanding. She does not try to skirt the issues or dumb down the narrative because it's a children's book. Ms. Burgess clearly understands that children are capable of handling and navigating complex issues and situations if those issues and situations are presented with insight, care and masterful storytelling. Skin Like Mine also showcases the phenomenal artwork of Takeia Marie. Ms. Marie's illustrations leap off the page and help to fully realize this important and poignant tale. Couple Ms. Marie's art with Ms. Burgess' narrative and what you have is a book that will be passed down through the generations, discussed in schools and read to children just before bedtime, now and forevermore. I believe that Skin like Mine is a must read for children and that adults will also walk away enriched, broadened and enlightened for the experience."
Jon Goode,
Emmy Nominated Writer
Author of Conduit [A Collection of Poems and Short Stories]
2016-08-16T15:47:23+00:00
Jon Goode,
Emmy Nominated Writer
Author of Conduit [A Collection of Poems and Short Stories]
"Appreciation for one's self and embracing an inexhaustible love is a tale that has been told in many ways over the ages, but every now and again someone will approach it with reinvigorated eyes and a fresh perspective that spins the tale anew for the next generation."