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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Seaburn (October 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592322522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592322527
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Terrible Tricia on March 27, 2015
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I bought this book for my seven-year-old, brown grandson. My little grandson (who is an only child), grew up in a loving, supportive, and encouraging home environment. He is highly intelligent, and he had the highest self-esteem UNTIL he started to attend school in a well-to-do and predominately white district. Recently he has been feeling as though he's not "good enough" and even stated to me (his confidant) that he wishes he were white. He has already noticed, and is being affected by "white privilege" and the idea that America puts out there that white people have set the standard for handsomeness and/or beauty. It's awful what this society is doing to our children. This book is teaching him why he looks the way he does and I remind him that all of human mankind originated from the Black race but that no race is superior to another. His parents have been reading "Melanin 'N' Me" in hopes that it will restore the pride that his parents has instilled in him, but he seems to be losing now that he's surrounded by white children. He's attending a very good private school where his parents are paying university-like tuition rates, and he continues to excel academically, however his little self-esteem is falling. It is my hope that this book will help. I highly recommend this book, and encourage every parent with a Black or Brown child purchase them (I bought both; each written by a different author).
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