I learned about Chocolate Me! in the last few days.
It’s about a boy who is teased for having a dark skin tone and curly hair. He confides in his mother that he wishes he could be more like everyone else, and she helps him discover the beauty he holds within him. It sounds like a beautiful story.
I have to say I am intrigued by the book for purely selfish reasons. First, I think Simone and Nadia will enjoy reading and hearing it. Second, I’ve also written a children’s picture book about skin color.
I will definitely pick up a copy of the book and review it. In the meantime, check out this MyBrownBaby story about Chocolate Me! author Taye Diggs, his thoughts on skin color, and the trouble it caused.
Have you read Chocolate Me?