Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
Now a dad himself, acclaimed actor Taye Diggs draws on his own childhood experiences to write Chocolate Me! It’s the story of a boy who’s teased by the other kids at school because he looks different. He feels left out and wants to be like everyone else—what little kid wouldn’t? Thanks to his wise and loving mom, though, the boy learns to love the beautiful, chocolatey skin he’s in.
This heartfelt picture book boasts big, bold, colorful drawings and simple, child-friendly text that’s perfect for beginning readers. It’s a long-awaited labor of love for Diggs and his good friend, the award-winning illustrator Shane W. Evans, both of whom faced the same issues of feeling different and wanting to fit in. Ages 4-8.