Again, learning to be who we are is one of the primary goals of childhood and it's difficult when we don't fit well with the other children around us. Especially if their curiosity about our differences are mean-spirited. Chocolate Me! is a perfect story to read aloud alongside Red, A Crayon's Story - both books heal those kiddos who feel they don't fit and teach those kiddos who need encouragement to admire others' differences kindly.
Diggs & Evans
Diggs and Evans are long-time friends and began to talk about Chocolate Me! when they were in college. The have since created four more children's books together.
Taye Diggs is an American actor who credits include motion pictures (How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Chicago), stage (Rent, Wicked), and television (Private Practice). He is the author of five children's books.
Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children, including Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson, and Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award.
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