The Skin on My Chin and other books    By Michelle Chalmers                

What people think of The Skin on My Chin and Michelle

"This book is a must buy. Every teacher and parent needs to own this book and discuss this message with their children regularly. Kudos to Michelle Chalmers. - Dr. Leslie Laud

"My kids and I really liked this book. It started some good conversations between all of us about skin and color and that differences in skin color doesn't change anything about the person." - Jim (parent)

"What wows me about this book is how much it conveys in so few words. I also like the tone -- just right for young children. A must-have for every children's library, be it in a classroom, a bedroom, or your town's public library. I wish it had been around when my own children were young!" - Author Debby Irving, Waking Up White

"We bought the book for our young daughter, but plan to give one to her school library as well. It approaches differences in a very matter of fact way, that is comfortable yet direct, with beautiful pictures and easy rhyming words and phrases. There are also leading questions in the back of the book and some helpful advice as to how to spark conversations about diversity." - Kim (parent)

"The speaker was genuine and entertaining. Thanks Michelle" - parent Lexington Montessori

"Thank you for such an informative evening." - parent Lexington Montessori

" After attending many events at LMS over the years. I thought last night was the most informative and entertaining so far." - parent and board member

Invite Michelle to your next parent and/or teacher meeting
  "Talking Together about Diversity"

   This interactive session, Michelle will introduce The Skin on My Chin as a tool to engage in a conversation, with children. The program will aim to raise awareness, build confidence and empower you with knowledge and practical tips on how to have difficult conversations.


Serving all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island 

Contact Michelle


   is available for

  • Author Visits
  • Parent Discussions
  • Teacher Trainings
  • Diversity Conversations
  • Open Circle Parent Training

Michelle Chalmers