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A Look Inside Chocolate Me!
“With its universal themes of wanting to fit in, self-acceptance, and self-esteem, this read-aloud offering is sure to strike a chord with many young readers/listeners, and on a variety of subjects, not just race.” ―School Library Journal
“Taye Diggs can act and sing, and now he proves he can write. With Chocolate Me!, the affable Diggs makes an assured foray into the children's book category. Lavishly illustrated by Shane W. Evans, Chocolate embraces a difficult topic with wide arms: colorism.” ―Essence
“Actor Diggs, making his children's book debut, gives an unvarnished take on the emotional impact of taunting that cuts to the core of one's identity… Evans makes the hero's journey to confidence irresistible, with bighearted, stylized pictures that draw on the emotionally exuberant vocabulary of street art and anime.” ―Publishers WeeklySee all Editorial Reviews
This is a man with serious psychological issues regarding his own dark skin. Please do not read this book to your child & pass along messages of teasing and inferiority to children... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by shopping lady
If you feel uncomfortable reading the words, stop and think about how little kids feel hearing them, or where it is that little white kids learn them. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JB
I thought it would be about a boy celebrating his blackness. But instead he feels inferior to his white friends and they make fun of his color.Published 17 days ago by Claudia Finseth
This book supports the negative images white supremacy impose upon our highly melaninated (black) boys. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Benhail
Yes!! Absolutely love the story line. Great read for an young african-american boy.Published 1 month ago by CATEIA BELJOUR
Cute story~ Teaches children of color to learn to accept their beauty. It also teaches all children that it's OK to be different.Published 1 month ago by Rolanda M. Johnson
I agree with many of the other reviewers that this book is not empowering at all. I think that Mr. Diggs' intent was to empower black children with dark skin, but I found the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. Inspired