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  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312603266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312603267
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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 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 Weekly

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It has fun illustrations and simple story line.
Martha L Trevino
Also, there were a lot of references to the boy's big nose, but the illustrated boy's nose was so tiny and small, you could easily miss that, too.
MrsCeeBee
This is a wonderful book, I read it, read it numerous times to my 2 year old grandson, he loved it.
MC

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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Martha L Trevino on September 29, 2011
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I seen this author on Regis and Kelly earlier this week and he described this book. I immediately loved the title and the concept. I have two kids with different colored skin than eachother. I thought this would be a fun read for them while also showing them that they should embrace their differences. It has fun illustrations and simple story line. My fave part is when the main character's mother tells her son, "Your smile makes me so happy, I could cry. No amount of real money could buy how it makes me feel for real." I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Ananda Lowe on July 12, 2012
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The majority of the pages in this book depict the ways that other kids make fun of the African American main character. E.g., "Your skin is brown like dirt. Does it hurt to wash off?" What?! Not the message I want my brown daughter to learn. That was how I grew up -- we need to teach new messages to the new generation. I imagine this book could be useful to teach kids how to deal with teasing, but my daughter is too young to have been exposed to any teasing. So, not a book I recommend for pre-school age kids.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Caliboots on October 3, 2011
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This is truly a book for all families. A great read-aloud, with a wonderful message that kids can relate to (adults too). The art is gorgeous; inspired. Made my family smile, and talk about the story, the main character. So relevant for what kids are dealing with when they feel left out or different.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Smith on November 5, 2011
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I really appreciate Taye Diggs writing this book. It's one thing to see books that tell about how beautiful black is, but it's a whole other can of worms when you can address the realities of what it's like to grow up as the only dark skinned child among white kids. He presented the issue in a very creative and touching way. Even though my child isn't darker in complexion, it still helped me to approach a discussion with him about his physical differences as a little boy of color. Thanks, Taye!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Oldschoolhero on July 30, 2013
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If your a parent of a black child don't buy this book. Please don't introduce this kind of self hating thought patterns to your children. I tried to like it, but then the solution from his mother is chocolate?!!! If you teach your children self esteem and self love, this book is the wrong message.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By WOOHOO on December 14, 2011
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I looked forward to ordering this book before it was even released. I loved the title, and after watching an interview with Taye Diggs on Oprah, I was really excited to read this to my son. Unfortunately, the book is a better fit for older children. It does celebrate dark skin (which I love!), but the way it is presented requires some mature ears. This is merely my opinion, but I will probably wait a couple years before actually reading this book aloud. The illustrations are beautiful, though, and the content is definitely relevant.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MrsCeeBee on February 7, 2013
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I know that the message behind this book was to help African-American children love their brown skin. I know that because that's what Mr. Diggs said in interviews. But after reading the book, this main message is nowhere to be found. It is not strongly made in the book at all. All the "Chocolate Me's" seemed to be thrown in weirdly without thought and coherency. Also, there were a lot of references to the boy's big nose, but the illustrated boy's nose was so tiny and small, you could easily miss that, too. I don't think the book is written well at all, and I am sorely disappointed in it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Season on September 13, 2013
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Loved the smiling image on the front cover of the book which was why I decided to buy it. However I have not read it to my nearly 3 year old black skinned son yet as I feel the first section is too negative. The little boys white friends are making fun of him, his hair, his 'dirt' coloured skin and finally in a scene that had me in tears, he's lying on the floor next to the dog, crying because he feels so bad, his Mum then comforts him, explains why he is such a great child and gives him a T-Shirt with the words 'Chocolate Me' on it. It's not that racism does not exist, it's there, it's prevalent and it's often concealed and secretive, we have A LOT of work to do to try to stamp out racism. HOWEVER, I don't want these ideas to be the ones that help to form my young child's as yet unharmed psyche. I will keep the book and if my son at some point, (which unfortunately he almost certainly will) experiences any of the negative things that happen to the character in 'Chocolate Me' I will read him the story, I think in those circumstances it will be a more positively inspiring book. But I don't want to put him through that amount of racial negativity unless someone else does so first. It's so heartbreaking as a mother to have to tell your child about racism, that some stupid people will hate and harm you just because of the colour of your skin. I'm going to be writing uplifting and inspiring books for children of colour, indeed ALL children, in the near future. Perhaps as a concerned parent, you might consider doing the same, the more parents out there working towards a racism free environment for our kids to grow up in, the better:)
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