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.
The main character gets picked on because the of the way he looks (his skin color). What can you do if you experience racism or see it happening? How can you be antiracist?
When other children tease him for looking differently, he ends up crying inside because of their hurtful words. His wise and loving mother helps him realize how wonderful he his (love the touching, affirmative words from his mother). His newfound appreciation for his differences brings him confidence and forgiveness towards the children who teased him.
Taye Diggs is an actor whose credits include motion pictures (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Chicago), stage (Rent, Wicked), and television (Private Practice, The Good Wife, Murder in the First, Empire). He is also the author of Mixed Me! and Chocolate Me!, both published by F&F. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his son.
Shane W. Evans loves to dream. First he dreamed of opening his own art studio. He did that in 2007. Shane’s books include We March; Olu’s Dream; and Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, a 2012 Coretta Scott King Medalist. When he isn’t on the road, Shane dreams at home in Kansas City, MO. Visit him online at www.shaneevans.com.
Thank you, God, for always showing me ways to grow. I dedicate this book to ALL of my family, and the "sweetness" they have shown me. Chocolate cupcakes for you ALL!!!
To my son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs. I love you.