Parents' Guide to

Chocolate Me!

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.

Book Taye Diggs Emotions 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Great book for my little guy!

Relatable and Inspiring!
age 7+

Different from others

When I feel teasing or bullying, I will run away, but I didn't think about fighting, but I didn't have a good attitude at first, I was wrong. I hope that my skin color is the same as everyone else.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Actor Taye Diggs' first picture book for children is crafted in the way a child would tell his story -- with painful and unshielded honesty. Diggs creates a full, rich character that allows readers to fully empathize with him, no matter their skin color. This is an especially poignant book for children with dark skin -- African, African American, Indian, etc. who still deal with negative stereotypes and harsh question about their skin color. This is a great book to introduce the concept of self-love and to begin having discussions on race with children who are just beginning to recognize and acknowledge the differences they see in one another.

Award-winning illustrator Shane W. Evans creates a delightful landscape full of color and texture, with telling details that underscore a rich layer of emotional content. The illustrations beautifully bring the story to life. And the young boy's skin actually looks like painted chocolate.

Book Details

  • Author: Taye Diggs
  • Genre: Emotions
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: September 27, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: August 2, 2021

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