Taye diggs childrens book
The boy is mocked because he doesn’t look like the other men. His hair is curlier and his complexion is darker. He expresses his desire to be more like everyone else to his mother. And she assists him in understanding how stunning he is. Good friends Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans wanted to work on Choco for years until they both gained recognition in their respective fields.
The boy is mocked because he doesn’t look like the other men. His hair is curlier and his complexion is darker. He expresses his desire to be more like everyone else to his mother. And she assists him in realizing how stunning he is. Good friends Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans wanted to collaborate on Chocolate Me!, a book focused on memories of feeling different and trying to fit in as teenagers, for years before they both gained renown in their respective fields. Now that both men are fathers, they see the need for a picture book that encourages all, particularly children, to love themselves more than ever.
Because of all the self-righteous white women who say it’s sexist, I’m giving it four stars. People, you don’t get to decide what’s racist. That said, I despise equating skin tones to food, but if it brings comfort to bullied children, so be it. Part of me thinks I’d use this book after teasing has happened (because it can get very nasty), but children of color are bullied at a young age, so I’d actually bring it up before that as well: a) occurs at all- which occurs frequently
Kid book club: chocolate me! by taye diggs
My little one. I’m not really as close to you as I’d like to be. However, you are constantly on my mind and in my heart. Some families tend to be more special than others. A father who does not live with his son full-time expresses his love and misses him. This message of love is ideal for families that are divided, regardless of the circumstances, and it emphasizes the connection between parent and child.
My little one. I’m not really as close to you as I’d like to be. However, you are constantly on my mind and in my heart. Some families seem to be more unique than others. A father who does not live with his son full-time expresses his love and misses him. This message of affection underscores the connection between parent and child in terms that small children can appreciate, making it perfect for families who are divided, whatever the circumstances.
His narrator emphasizes how much the child-recipient of this letter is treasured, and how much he, the father, enjoys spending time with his child, using the formula “I Love You More Than…”
Despite being somewhat similar to the end goals of Diggs’ previous two picture books – namely, instilling a sense of self-worth in children –
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Taye Diggs is a man of many talents. He is a gifted television and film performer (The Good Wife, Private Practice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back), Broadway powerhouse (Rent, Wicked), father to six-year-old Walker, and most recently, children’s book author.
Diggs’ new book (following 2011’s charming and exuberant Chocolate Me!) is Mixed Me! Mike is the protagonist, and he zips and zags through a fast-paced tale with his “super-crazy-fresh-cool” hair, like “WOW.” Mike’s father is a “deep brown,” his mother is “rich cream and honey,” and Mike is “about right!” as a “blend of dark and light.”
Mixed Me! is a fun and sweet book about owning your identity and being proud of who you are. It’s great for reading aloud to children. Shane W. Evans, an award-winning illustrator whose many books include Shanna’s Ballerina Show and the Coretta Scott King Medal winner Underground, has teamed up with Diggs once again. We learned a little bit about what motivated him to write the book and how he isn’t a Hollywood heavyweight to his son; he’s just dad.
Chocolate me! taye diggs pens children’s book
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We asked Taye Diggs, a children’s author who has written books about racial identity, for his thoughts on representation and why it’s important. He also gave a list of book suggestions, including a couple of classics and a few titles he wished he had when he was younger.
I could feel my body heating up. Despite the fact that I had done nothing wrong, I felt responsible for not having an answer to the question that had just been posed to me. I was tossing my hands back and forth, up and down, with both hands extended.