The Skin on My Chin and other books    By Michelle Chalmers                

The Story of METCO is available at

ISBN-13: 978-1502561473       ISBN-10: 1502561476
BISAC: Education / History



The Skin on My Chin is available on

ISBN - 10: 1482529831           ISBN - 13: 978-1482529838

Michelle Chalmers, MSW Facilitator of Diversity Conversations

Welcome Everyone

​On this site you will find access to the four children's books I have self-published, my local events, workshops, classes and great videos and information. 

Great News!! I just released my fourth Children's Book titled, "Vitamin D and Me - How Humans Outsmarted the Sun."

This book is the amazing story of how and why human beings have different color skin tones. From dark brown to light, human beings and our evolution have an amazing story to tell and it's all here for you to learn and share. 

My first children's book is titled, "The Skin on My Chin" and is a fun rhyming picture book that children, ages 2 to 12 and you, will enjoy. This book was written as a tool for parents and teachers to engage in conversations about skin color, melanin, ancestry, diversity, race, stereotypes and prejudice. The author aims to foster an awareness of the importance of teaching children the benefits of diversity and of being a global citizen.​​

The Story of METCO, is my second children's book written to tell the history of the Massachusetts METCO program, the 2nd longest running voluntary school integration program in the country.   

"I am You are," is my third book and was created to celebrate the wonder, beauty and grace of boys, who may identify as Black and mixed race. My hope is that with more positive images and attributes we express to ourselves and to each other, we will diminish the impact of demeaning stereotypes on our beautiful boys. 

Learn More

"Black and White: How Did We Get Here? November 4, 2018 Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester

"How to Talk to Young Children about Race" November 14, Returning to Learning Circle Preschool in Canton

Register Now for "White People Challenging Racism - Moving from Talk to Action" a 5 week course. 






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