"A stunning and thought-provoking book... I don’t know if I could think of a better book to keep in a classroom." - Young Adult Books Central
"This is a ground-breaking book... Share this rainbow of revelations with a young woman in your life." - The Courier-Post
"...the unvarnished truth in a clear and courageous voice."
"Women experience race in many ways and in Under Her Skin we’re given a fulfilling look at how it has affected these twenty women, inspiring us to think about our own racially charged lives." - BookSlut.com
"Beautifully written." - Chicago Tribune
"ELLE Recommends... Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America, an essay collection edited by Pooja Makhijani, offers a rich-hued tapestry of writers who address the racially tinged issues that colored their childhood lives and beyond—questions of identity, oppression, internment, family dislocation, the leading of double lives, and the forging of against-the-odds friendships—from known voices such as Esmeralda Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican) and lesser-knowns such as Faith Adiele, Thailand's first black Buddhist nun." - Elle Magazine
"A collection to share with your daughter—your sister, your cousin, even your mother. Thoughtful and eye-opening, this collection by women from many backgrounds recalls childhood experiences on when and how the question of race impacts a young girl’s life. That sense of "Oh, my goodness-that was my life!" both resonates and overwhelms." - AsianWeek
"Buy at least three copies of her book: one for the home, to be constantly reminded of our human frailties, and two copies for friends and family." - India in New York