My Brown Skin By Thomishia Booker, Illustrated by Jessica Gibson (2017) – paperback
This is an uplifting story about a young black boy embracing his brown skin. He knows he is perfect just the way he is and he wants everyone to know it! It’s refreshing to see just a young Black male on a book cover. Jessica Gibson’s charming illustrations of him exude pride, confidence and joy.
I have to note the “religious” tag. It’s not obvious from the cover or book description, but there is one page that references God and the notion that He is our creator, and a mention of “the heavens above.”
Take-away message: Teaches kids to be confident and proud of their skin color.
TAGS: male lead, brown skin, religious, indie publisher, Spanish edition, paperback
Also available in Spanish!
Mi Piel Marrón
Also in the series:
Brown Boy Joy
Morenitos Alegres Somos (Spanish Edition of Brown Boy Joy)
King for a Day