Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pick of the Week: Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Feiwel and Friends, 2011)
Actor Taye Diggs recalls the experience of growing up as the only African-American boy on the block in this new picture book illustrated by Shane W. Evans. The young boy in the story feels the insecurity and confusion over the reactions the other kids in his neighborhood have toward his different race. His strong mother helps him realize that what the things that make him unique are wonderful, beautiful, and something to be proud of. Readers will pick up on his charm, beauty and worth right from the start. This ode to self-love and self-confidence is a message that all children will benefit from, regardless of their race.

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