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Chocolate Me!

Chocolate Me!

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Chocolate Me!

Bewertungen:
4/5 (18 Bewertungen)
Länge:
39 Seiten
5 Minuten
Freigegeben:
Sep 27, 2011
ISBN:
9781466800267
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

A timely book about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look.

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 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.

Freigegeben:
Sep 27, 2011
ISBN:
9781466800267
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Taye Diggs is an actor whose credits include motion pictures (How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Chicago), stage (Rent, Wicked), and television (Private Practice). He lives in Los Angeles and New York City with his wife, the actress Idina Menzel, and their son.

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  • (3/5)
    The protagonist of this debut picture-book from actor Taye Diggs finds himself the object of ridicule and bullying because of the dark brown color of his skin. The things his peers say - comparing his skin to dirt, commenting on the texture of his hair, and the width of his nose - are very distressing, and begin to make him doubt his self worth. Fortunately his mother is there to give him a better way of looking at the matter: he has skin like chocolate, and to her he is every bit as sweet.Although fully in agreement with the goal here, to reinforce positive self image in darker-skinned children, especially those who have experienced racist bullying or comments, I have to confess that I didn't find Chocolate Me! particularly well-written, or that textually engaging. I tend to avoid children's books penned by celebrities, but we had this one at work, and I found the cover artwork by Shane W. Evans quite appealing. All in all, I would say that this is one that might be helpful for some children, if they are experiencing harassment similar to the main character, but I would understand perfectly if parents decided that its tone was too harsh for their children, especially if they have not yet had the misfortune to become aware of these issues.
  • (2/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Worse than terrible. Why should this boy have to spend time with racist white kids? Very dismissive of racial trauma. And kids need to take pride in their resemblance to Black people -- not to CUPCAKES. I mean, WTF???

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)
    This book is about a little boy who notices that he doesn't quite fit in because he is chocolate me. His mom helps him understand that he is different but that doesn't change the way she loves him.
  • (5/5)
    About a young boy struggling with his idenitiy and wanted to fit in.
  • (4/5)
    Chocolate Me delves into the life of a little boy who is criticized for his appearance. He learns to accept himself with his mother's assistance. This book teaches children of all walks of life to love the skin that they're in and to understand that everyone's different.
  • (4/5)
    Good story about learning to love yourself. If I were chocolate, I believe I would eat myself.
  • (3/5)
    I am torn on this book. I like this book because I feel like it is a great book for African American children who are being teased about things like the color of their skin and the size of their nose or hair. The book does teach children that everyone is different and that they should love themselves and others no matter what. On the other hand, I think that this book could be considered racist by some people. The fact that the main character is called a "chocolate" boy could be taken out of context. As mentioned before this book is good for children that are experiencing bullying based on what they look like, but if a child is not facing that particular situation, or children who do not feel the way that the main character feels, this story could cause problems, by putting the idea in children's heads that people are different because of their skin color.Overall, I did like this book because African American children are asked these questions at some point in their lives and this could be a valuable read for them
  • (4/5)
     Our main character in this story wants to be like his friends; he hates being dark skinned and having poofy hair and having a wide nose and having an unusual name and bright white teeth. His mom compares his hair to fudge frosting and his hair to cotton candy and the boy starts to take pride in his beautiful features. He grows to love being Chocolate Me!“And then my moms said,‘Wait one minute, my sweet! Can’t you see?You have skin like velvet fudge frosting mixed in a bowl.(You can lick the spoon.)Cotton candy hair soft to the touch of my fingertips or braided like rows of corn with a twist.And your smile,’ she says, ‘makes me so happy I could cry.No amount of money could buy how it makes me feel.For real!It’s perfect.’”