Chocolate Me!

Chocolate Me!

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Overview

Now available as a board book, this tender story of self-acceptance will resonate with readers of all ages. When a boy is teased for looking different than the other kids—his skin is darker, his hair curlier—he tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.

Here is a much-needed picture book that encourages all people, especially kids, to love themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250068019
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 53,978
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Taye Diggs is an actor whose credits include motion pictures (How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Chicago), stage (Rent, Wicked), and television (Private Practice). He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his wife, the actress Idina Menzel, and their son.

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children, including Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson, and Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Chocolate Me! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i have read
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
*Great for self-esteem building and exploring the beauty of our rich skin tones, all skin tones and colors, regardless of the color. *Good book for multicultural education. Would make a good addition to any classroom library to be used for picture book, read-aloud time.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Our main character in this story wants to be like his friends; he hates being dark skinned and having poofy hair and having a wide nose and having an unusual name and bright white teeth. His mom compares his hair to fudge frosting and his hair to cotton candy and the boy starts to take pride in his beautiful features. He grows to love being Chocolate Me!¿And then my moms said,`Wait one minute, my sweet! Can¿t you see?You have skin like velvet fudge frosting mixed in a bowl.(You can lick the spoon.)Cotton candy hair soft to the touch of my fingertips or braided like rows of corn with a twist.And your smile,¿ she says, `makes me so happy I could cry.No amount of money could buy how it makes me feel.For real!It¿s perfect.¿¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shows how to build self esteem through diversity