Mixed Me! By Taye Diggs, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans (2015) – paperback
Recommended ages: 3 to 8
We follow a day in the life of Mike, a highly-energetic, mixed race kid. You’d be exhausted by all of the questions and comments he has to field, “your mom and dad don’t match,” “your hair isn’t straight enough.” But Mike is tough and proud. His loving parents always tell him that he was mixed up perfectly, he’s just right!
Take-away message: Being mixed race can be confusing. You’ll encounter lots of ignorant comments but, after having enlightening conversations with your parents, you’ll be equipped with the best responses to educate the ignorant and carry yourself strongly, proudly.
TAGS: Mixed Race, Male Lead, Nuclear Family, Taye Diggs, Hardcover
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