My Teacher Has Tattoos


My Teacher Has Tattoos will be available soon.
Estimated Ship Date is August 1, 2023

Author: Darren Lopez


Illustrator: Bhagya Madanasinghe

Estimated Ship Date: August 1, 2023

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A child learns about biases and stereotypes after discovering his teacher's "gang-like" tattoos

In Xavier's neighborhood, tattoos represent gang membership. After Xavier catches an unexpected glimpse of his new teacher's tattoos, he learns that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to the cultural significance of tattoos.

Based on real events that took place during author Darren Lopez's first year teaching in Washington DC, My Teacher Has Tattoos is an impactful conversation starter that brings to life the pitfalls of stereotyping in the classroom and beyond.