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Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
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Nov 03, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens, picture-book, racism, 2nd-grade, multi-cultural, self-esteem
Read in November, 2011

I am torn on this book.

On one side I feel this is a great book for children who are dark skinned. It does teach them everyone is different and you should love yourself.

On the other side, I feel this book can be considered racist. I did show this to a friend of mine who is African American. She said she does see where this can be a good book, however it does have racial slurs in it. If a child has never heard these before, why put it in their heads? She also said she would never let her niece read it.

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