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Family Class: Skin We Are In

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free with admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science


Illustrations by Lynne Fellman

When we meet someone, one of the things we notice is the color of their skin. But what can someone’s skin color tell us about them? Despite what some people say, your skin color means very little! Inside we’re all the same.

Join anthropologist Nina Jablonski for an exploration of the science behind skin color. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin and its meaning. She will also read from her new book  Skin We Are In.

More about Skin We Are In

Skin We Are In is the story of Njabulo, Aisha, Tim, Chris and Roshni, five friends who explore why humans have different skin and how people’s thinking about skin color has changed throughout history. The conversation topics of the children’s adventure are expanded and supported by scientific facts and research set amidst beautiful and vivid illustrations.

Skin We Are In is a collaboration between anthropologist Nina G. Jablonski, South African author Sindiwe Magona, and illustrator Lynn Fellman.

Copies of Skin We Are In will be available for purchase at the event.

The book is aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 14.

This event is produced in partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Sponsored by:
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Ann and Gordon Getty
Camilla and George Smith



September 29, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free with admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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