Friday, February 10, 2012
The boy in this book is different than any of the other kids in the neighborhood. Compared to the white kids, his skin is darker, his hair too curly, his nose is wider, and his teeth shine brighter. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. His mother helps him, telling him how beautiful he really is. She works with her son to see the value he has as a human being and teaches him how to embrace his African-American features.
She gives him a t-shirt that says “Chocolate me!” and he starts taking pride in his beautiful features that makes him so special. Beautiful funny illustrations. This book focus in self-acceptance and self-love and also help to remind us that each one of us is special exactly as we are. Recommended for parents to answer many questions about skin color, race or culture. Ages 6 and older. Written by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.