Chocolate Me!

Chocolate Me!

Book - 2011 | First edition
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Overview: The 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. For years before they both achieved acclaim in their respective professions, good friends Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans wanted to collaborate on Chocolate Me!, a book based on experiences of being African American, feeling different and trying to fit in as kids. Now, both men are fathers and see more than ever the need for a picture book that encourages all people, especially kids, to love themselves.
Publisher: New York, New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan, 2011
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780312603267
Call Number: jE DIGGS 2011
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Shane - Illustrator


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rumrunner1971 Oct 28, 2020

Actor/Author Taye Diggs wrote this timely story about a Chocolate little boy, who wished to be like others. His friends laughed and talked about his skin, eyes, and hair. The illustration by Shane W. Evans was over the top good for this picture book. The Lexile level is 160L- 530L and the age range for this picture book is Four to Seven years.

JCLBeckyC Nov 14, 2015

A young boy's mom helps him realize how special his chocolate-brown skin is, and how being confident (and sharing chocolate cupcakes) helps bring him closer to his lighter-skinned friends. Illustrated by Kansas City artist Shane Evans.


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